Blood and Homeland: Eugenics and Racial Nationalism in Central and Southeast Europe, 1900-1940

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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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Contents

Eugenics Race and Nation in Central and Southeast Europe 19001940 A Historiographic Overview
1
Part I Ethnography and Racial Anthropology
21
Part II Eugenics and Racial Hygiene in National Contexts
143
Part III Religion Public Health and Population Policies
281
Part IV AntiSemitism Nationalism and Biopolitics
351
Index
457
Back cover
468
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Marius Turda is Professor in 20th Century Central and Eastern European Biomedicine at Oxford Brookes University. He is Director of the Centre for Medical Humanities.

Paul J. Weindling is Wellcome Trust Research Professor in the History of Medicine at Oxford Brookes University.

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