The Wellborn Science: Eugenics in Germany, France, Brazil, and Russia

The Wellborn Science: Eugenics in Germany, France, Brazil, and Russia

by Mark B. Adams, Adams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195053613

ISBN-13: 9780195053616

Pub. Date: 03/28/1990

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The four contributors to this volume examine the eugenics movements in Germany, France, Brazil, and the Soviet Union, and describe how geneticists and physicians participated in the development of policies concerning the improvement of hereditary qualities in humans. They examine the scientific components of those programs and discuss the involvement of social,

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The four contributors to this volume examine the eugenics movements in Germany, France, Brazil, and the Soviet Union, and describe how geneticists and physicians participated in the development of policies concerning the improvement of hereditary qualities in humans. They examine the scientific components of those programs and discuss the involvement of social, religious, and political forces that significantly altered the original scientific goals. The book opens up new and comparative perspectives on the history of eugenics and the social uses of science in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195053616
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Series:
Monographs on the History and Philosophy of Biology Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Eugenics in the History of Science
1. The Race Hygiene Movement iorted in Germany, 1900-1940, Sheila Weiss
2. The Eugenics Movement in France, 1890-1940, William Schneider
3. Eugenics in Brazil, 1917-1940, Nancy Stepan
4. Eugenics in Russia, 1900-1940, Mark Adams
Conclusion: Towards a Comparative History of Eugenics

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