For the Betterment of the Race: The Rise and Fall of the International Movement for Eugenics and Racial Hygiene

For the Betterment of the Race: The Rise and Fall of the International Movement for Eugenics and Racial Hygiene

by S. Kühl

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137497000
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 05/02/2015
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Stefan Kühl is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. He is the author of The Nazi Connection: American Racism and German National Socialism (2002).

Table of Contents

1. The Dream of the Genetic Improvement of Mankind:The Formation of the International Eugenics Movement 2. World War I and Its Effect on International Eugenics 3. Racism, Internationalism, and Eugenics 4. The Crisis of Orthodox Eugenics and the Rise of Human Genetics and Population Science 5. National Socialist Germany and the National Eugenics Movement 6. World War II and the Mass Murder of the Sick and Handicapped 7. On 'Good' and 'Bad' Eugenics: The Reorientation to Human Genetic Counseling and the Struggle Against 'Overpopulation' 8. The Renaissance of Racist Eugenics 9. The Dissolution of the Eugenics Movement: Will There Be Eugenics Without Eugenicists?

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