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  • From Nurturing the Nation to Purifying the Volkby Michelle Mouton

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    This book explores Weimar and Nazi policy to highlight the fundamental, far-reaching change wrought by the Nazis and the disparity between national family policy design and its implementation at the local level. more...

  • The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics, 1927-1945by Hans-Walter Schmuhl

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 249.00

    From its founding in 1927 until its dissolution in 1945, the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Genetics, and Eugenics (KWI-A) in Berlin-Dahlem transgressed many a boundary; indeed, the transgression of boundaries was in a sense its raison d?Ítre from the outset. Initially this applied to the boundaries within the disciplinary canon of... more...

  • Eugenics and the Nature-Nurture Debate in the Twentieth Centuryby Aaron Gillette

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 35.00

    Gillette shows that the sciences of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology were undergoing rapid development in the early Twentieth century. However, many of the early researchers in these sciences were also eugenicists. With the rise of behaviourism and the reaction against eugenics in the 1930s, any scientific claims that behaviour might be influenced... more...

  • Breeding Supermanby Dan Stone

    Liverpool University Press 2002; US$ 75.00

    Before the First World War there existed an intellectual turmoil in Britain as great as any in Germany, France or Russia, as the debates over Nietzsche and eugenics in the context of early modernism reveal. With the rise of fascism after 1918, these debates became more ideologically driven, with science and vitalist philosophy being hailed in some... more...

  • The Nazi Connectionby Stefan Kuhl

    Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 37.99

    When Hitler published Mein Kampf in 1924, he held up a foreign law as a model for his program of racial purification: The U.S. Immigration Restriction Act of 1924, which prohibited the immigration of those with hereditary illnesses and entire ethnic groups. When the Nazis took power in 1933, they installed a program of eugenics--the attempted "improvement"... more...

  • Racism and Sexual Oppression in Anglo-Americaby Ladelle McWhorter

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 23.75

    Does the black struggle for civil rights make common cause with the movement to foster queer community, protest anti-queer violence or discrimination, and demand respect for the rights and sensibilities of queer people? Confronting this emotionally charged question, Ladelle McWhorter reveals how a carefully ... more...