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The Resource Hour of Eugenics : Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America

Hour of Eugenics : Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America

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Hour of Eugenics : Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America
Title
Hour of Eugenics
Title remainder
Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eugenics was a term coined in 1883 to name the scientific and social theory which advocated "race improvement" through selective human breeding. In Europe and the United States the eugenics movement found many supporters before it was finally discredited by its association with the racist ideology of Nazi Germany. Examining for the first time how eugenics was taken up by scientists and social reformers in Latin America, Nancy Leys Stepan compares the eugenics movements in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina with the more familiar cases of Britain, the United States, and Germany.In this highly original account, Stepan sheds new light on the role of science in reformulating issues of race, gender, reproduction, and public health in an era when the focus on national identity was particularly intense. Drawing upon a rich body of evidence concerning the technical publications and professional meetings of Latin American eugenicists, she examines how they adapted eugenic principles to local contexts between the world wars. Stepan shows that Latin American eugenicists diverged considerably from their counterparts in Europe and the United States in their ideological approach and their interpretations of key texts concerning heredity
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stepan, Nancy Leys
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eugenics
  • HISTORY
  • Eugenics
  • Latin America
  • Eugenics
  • Eugenics -- Latin America
Label
Hour of Eugenics : Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments ; Introduction: Science and Social Knowledge ; 1. The New Genetics and the Beginnings of Eugenics ; 2. Eugenics in Latin America: Its Origins and Institutional Ecology ; 3. Racial Poisons and the Politics of Heredity in Latin America in the 1920s ; 4. ""Matrimonial Eugenics"": Gender and the Construction of Negative Eugenics; 5. National Identities and Racial Transformations ; 6. U.S., Pan American, and Latin Visions of Eugenics ; 7. Conclusion: Science and the Politics of Interpretation ; Index
Control code
ocn935243115
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501702266
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv74k063
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935243115
Label
Hour of Eugenics : Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments ; Introduction: Science and Social Knowledge ; 1. The New Genetics and the Beginnings of Eugenics ; 2. Eugenics in Latin America: Its Origins and Institutional Ecology ; 3. Racial Poisons and the Politics of Heredity in Latin America in the 1920s ; 4. ""Matrimonial Eugenics"": Gender and the Construction of Negative Eugenics; 5. National Identities and Racial Transformations ; 6. U.S., Pan American, and Latin Visions of Eugenics ; 7. Conclusion: Science and the Politics of Interpretation ; Index
Control code
ocn935243115
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501702266
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv74k063
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935243115

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