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The Resource Eugenics : a very short introduction, Philippa Levine

Eugenics : a very short introduction, Philippa Levine

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Eugenics : a very short introduction
Title
Eugenics
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Philippa Levine
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1883, Francis Galton, a cousin of Charles Darwin, coined the word "eugenics" to express his dream of perfecting the human race by applying the laws of genetic heredity. Adapting Darwin's theory of evolution to human society, eugenics soon became a powerful, international movement, committed to using the principles of heredity and statistics to encourage healthy and discourage unhealthy reproduction. Early in the twentieth century and across the world, doctors, social reformers, and politicians turned to the new science of eugenics as a means to improve and strengthen their populations. Eugenics advocates claimed their methods would result in healthier, fitter babies and would dramatically limit human suffering. The reality was a different story. In the name of scientific progress and of human improvement, eugenicists targeted the weak and the sick, triggering coercive legislation on issues as disparate as race, gender, immigration, euthanasia, abortion, sterilization, intelligence, mental illness, and disease control. Nationalists eagerly embraced eugenics as a means to legitimize their countries' superiority and racialized assumptions, and the Nazis notoriously used eugenics to shape their "final solution."
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Levine, Philippa
Dewey number
363.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ751
LC item number
.L48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
495
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Eugenics
Label
Eugenics : a very short introduction, Philippa Levine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world of eugenics -- Eugenic intelligence -- Eugenic reproduction -- The inequalities of eugenics -- Eugenics after 1945
Control code
ocn947145372
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
150 pages
Isbn
9780199385904
Lccn
2016028410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o947145372
  • (OCoLC)947145372
Label
Eugenics : a very short introduction, Philippa Levine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world of eugenics -- Eugenic intelligence -- Eugenic reproduction -- The inequalities of eugenics -- Eugenics after 1945
Control code
ocn947145372
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
150 pages
Isbn
9780199385904
Lccn
2016028410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o947145372
  • (OCoLC)947145372

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