Blood and Homeland: Eugenics and Racial Nationalism in Central and Southeast Europe, 1900-1940
Marius Turda, Paul J. Weindling
Central European University Press, Nov 10, 2006 - History - 476 pages
The history of eugenics and racial nationalism in Central and Southeast Europe is a neglected topic of analysis in contemporary scholarship. The 20 essays in this volume, written by distinguished scholars of eugenics and fascism alongside a new generation of scholars, excavate the hitherto unknown eugenics movements in Central and Southeast Europe, including Austria and Germany. Eugenics and racial nationalism are topics that have constantly been marginalized and rated as incompatible with local national traditions in Central and Southeast Europe. These topics receive a new treatment here. On the one hand, the historiographic perspective connects developments in the history of anthropology and eugenics with political ideologies such as racial nationalism and anti-Semitism; on the other hand, it contests the 'Sonderweg' approach adopted by scholars dealing with these issues.
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Part I Ethnography and Racial Anthropology
Part II Eugenics and Racial Hygiene in National Contexts
Part III Religion Public Health and Population Policies
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