Landscaping the Human Garden: Twentieth-Century Population Management in a Comparative Framework

Landscaping the Human Garden: Twentieth-Century Population Management in a Comparative Framework

by Amir Weiner


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Historians survey some of the attempts by states to shape the nature of their population, either through social policy or force, into a model dictated by ideology. The 11 essays are developed from papers delivered to a March 1997 workshop at Stanford University; some have been published in earlier versions. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804746304
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 05/29/2003
Edition description: 1
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Amir Weiner is Associate Professor of History at Stanford University. He is the author of Making Sense of War: The Second World War and the Fate of the Bolshevik Revolution.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Landscaping the Human Garden1
1.State Violence as Technique: The Logic of Violence in Soviet Totalitarianism19
2.The Transformation of State and Society in World War I Germany46
3.Corporatism or Democracy: The Russian Provisional Government of 191767
4.The Dead and the Unborn: French Pronatalism and the Abortion Law of 192091
5."More Masculine Men, More Feminine Women": The Iconography of Nazi Racial Hatreds102
6.Defining Enemies, Making Victims: Germans, Jews, and the Holocaust135
7.When Memory Counts: War, Genocide, and Postwar Soviet Jewry167
8.Social Darwinism Versus Social Engineering: The "Education" of Japanese Americans During World War II189
9.How to Construct a Productive, Disciplined, Monoethnic Society: The Dilemma of East Central European Governments, 1914-1956205
10.Ethnic Cleansing Between War and Peace218
11.Female Images in a State of War: The Israeli War Widow in Fiction and Film236

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