eugenics


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the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating)

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Modern Toryism seems much taken with the filthy and discredited racist doctrine of eugenics.
IN THE HALF-CENTURY OR SO PRECEDING the Great Depression, the chattering classes of America were unusually animated by their enthusiasm for eugenics.
But tethering definitions of eugenics too closely to the state can obfuscate the extent to which presumptions of fitness and unfitness can insinuate themselves into broader social value systems.
The site is about 100 metres from what was the Kaiser Wilhelm eugenics institute in the Nazi era.
Imbeciles explores one notorious historical example of such high-intentioned abuse pushed forward by the intellectual, social, and political elites of the day, namely the eugenics movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that sought to perfect the American populace by getting rid of its genetically "defective" members.
Leonard offers a comprehensive examination of the influence of Darwinism, racial science, and eugenics on scholars and activists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, arguing that the reform community of the time was largely ambivalent to the poor in the U.
Howell writes about Civil War reconstruction, the Jim Crow era, sexual abuse, suicide, eugenics, homosexuality, faith, and forced castration.
Part I describes the relationship between prenatal genetic analysis and eugenics movements of the early twentieth century aimed at culling disfavored populations.
The development of eugenics touched the very core of the California myth: the founding of Venice Beach, for example, by Abbot Kinney in 1905 was motivated in part by fashionable ideas about eugenics.
AN IMAGE OF GOD: The Catholic Struggle with Eugenics by Sharon M.
But history tells us that some of America's best and brightest promoted eugenics as settled science and necessary for the preservation of society.
Facing Eugenics is a social history of the emotionally loaded and politically controversial issues that surround human reproduction.
Sterilized by the State: Eugenics, Race, and the Population Scare in Twentieth-Century North America, by Randall Hansen and Desmond King.
Eugenics arose from the scientific and social climate of the nineteenth century.
This article aims to identify the use of the discourse of eugenics in Angelicos Ak y la humanidad as it relates to the anarchist eugenics movement in Spain in the early twentieth century.