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Antonyms for eugenic

pertaining to or causing improvement in the offspring produced

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This book begins with an overview of the history of forced sterilization programs that were legal in 32 states, then concentrates on the eugenic sterilization program in Minnesota from 1880s to 1970s.
Mencken famously said that "the urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it," and the eugenic economics of the Progressive Era would be a case in point.
Instead of treating existing human beings in ways that respect their rights and do not pose excessive risks to them or to future generations," he writes, "we are manufacturing new human beings for manipulation and quality control, and experimenting on them with the aim of forging greater eugenic control over human reproduction.
If we want to ensure that history does not repeat itself, then we need to recognize how people with disabilities experienced discrimination based on eugenic ideas of human worth and contemplate how such prejudices might manifest themselves in contemporary public policy and medical marketing.
According to the Progressives, who were disproportionately the children of Protestant preachers, laissez faire was too slow in its eugenic effects--and amorally so, rewarding market-tested betterment, which the Progressives such as Thorstein Veblen regarded as a wholly irrelevant guide to social efficiency.
16) Galton's eugenic aspirations begat two core prescriptions: (1) "society ought to foster the breeding of those who possessed favorable traits" (positive eugenics); and (2) "discourage or prevent the breeding of those who did not" (negative eugenics).
At its core, this book is an exploration of the battleground between eugenic reformers who harnessed science (however pseudo or incomplete it was) in their efforts to shape American society, and Catholics, who expressed religious and theological explanations for human behavior, and later politically reinserted the church into the domain of welfare and charity.
Beginning with Connecticut in 1896, many states enacted marriage laws with eugenic criteria, prohibiting anyone who was "epileptic, imbecile or feeble-minded" from marrying.
After the racial atrocities of World War II, eugenic organisations were quick to distance themselves from the undesirable connotations and brutal images associated with the word 'eugenics'.
Gabon heralded eugenics as a way to rescue humankind from its current low state of evolution, and implementation of eugenic thought included abortion, sterilization, marriage limits, sexual segregation, and immigration restriction and varied from country to country as nations adapted the "international Galtonian gospel to suit local scientific, cultural, institutional, and political conditions" (Kevles 92 and Adams quoted in Cleminson 1995 66).
While historians have recognized that what happened in the Third Reich had long roots stretching back to Francis Galton's initial forays into the control of heredity, and had clear parallels with eugenic movements in other countries both near and far, the temptation to make Germany into a black hole of historical attention is still high.
Her topics include tracing the intellectual and epistemic sources of Greek anthropology, anthropology at the university chair, a disinterested science in wartime, race and Greek ancestry, and the eugenic concept of fili.
Starting in the early 1900s, the prevalence, institutionalization, and legitimacy of scientific and state juridico-biopolitical eugenic programs in the U.
The book's opening chapter on sexual hygiene in Red Vienna illuminates the public health issues identified in Imperial Vienna and the Social Democratic scientists who sought to address these challenges through hygienic and eugenic approaches.