The History of East-Central European Eugenics, 1900-1945: Sources and Commentaries

The History of East-Central European Eugenics, 1900-1945: Sources and Commentaries

by Marius Turda (Editor)

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The History of East-Central European Eugenics, 1900-1945: Sources and Commentaries by Marius Turda

The History of East-Central European Eugenics, 1900-1945 redefines the European history of eugenics by exploring the ideological transmission of eugenics internationally and its application locally in East-Central Europe. It includes 100 primary sources translated from the East-Central European languages into English for the first time and key contributions from leading scholars in the field from around Europe. This volume examines the main eugenic organisations, as well as individuals and policies that shaped eugenics in Austria, Poland, the former Czechoslovakia, the former Yugoslavia, Hungary and Romania. It also explores the ways in which ethnic minorities interacted with national and international eugenics discourses to advance their own aims and ambitions, whilst providing a comparative analysis of the emergence and development of eugenics in East-Central Europe more generally.

Complete with a glossary of terms, a list of all eugenic societies and journals from these countries, as well as a comprehensive bibliography, The History of East-Central European Eugenics, 1900-1945 is a pivotal reference work for students, researchers and academics interested in East-Central Europe and the history of science and national identity in the 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350038806
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/23/2017
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Marius Turda is Reader in 20th Century Central and Eastern European Biomedicine in the Department of History at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Modernism and Eugenics (2010) and Eugenics and Nation in Early 20th Century Hungary (2014).

Table of Contents

Introduction (Marius Turda, Oxford Brookes University)
Part I - State-Orientated Eugenic Movements
1. Austria
Overview (Thomas Mayer, University of Vienna)
Main Eugenicists and Key Texts
Glossary
Bibliography
2. Poland
Overview (Kamila Uzarczyk, Wroclaw Medical University)
Main Eugenicists and Key Texts
Glossary
Bibliography
3. Czechoslovakia (Bohemia and Moravia):
Overview (Michal Šimunek, Instiute for Contemporary History, Prague)
Main Eugenicists and Key Texts
Glossary
Bibliography
4. Hungary
Overview (Marius Turda, Oxford Brookes University)
Main Eugenicists and Key Texts
Glossary
Bibliography
5. Romania I.
Overview (Marius Turda, Oxford Brookes University)
Main Eugenicists and Key Texts
Glossary
Bibliography
6. Yugoslavia I. Slovenia
Overview (Ana Cergol Paradiž, University of Ljubljana)
Main Eugenicists and Key Texts
Glossary
Bibliography
7. Yugoslavia II. Croatia
Overview (Vjera Duic, University of Zagreb)
Main Eugenicists and Key Texts
Glossary
Bibliography
8. Yugoslavia III. Serbia
Overview (Vladimir Petrovic, Institute for Contemporary History, Belgrade)
Main Eugenicists and Key Texts
Glossary
Bibliography
Part II - Minority Eugenic Movements
9. Yugoslavia IV. Volksdeutsche Eugenics in Vojvodina
Overview (Filip Krcmar, University of Novi Sad)
Main Eugenicists and Key Texts
Glossary
Bibliography
10. Romania II. Saxon Eugenics in Transylvania
Overview (Tudor Georgescu, Oxford Brookes University)
Main Eugenicists and Key Texts
Glossary
Bibliography

Appendix: Eugenic Societies in East-Central Europe
Index

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