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  • The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenicsby Alison Bashford; Philippa Levine

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 49.99

    Eugenic thought and practice swept the world from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century in a remarkable transnational phenomenon. Eugenics informed social and scientific policy across the political spectrum, from liberal welfare measures in emerging social-democratic states to feminist ambitions for birth control, from public health campaigns... 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...

  • Liberal Eugenicsby Nicholas Agar

    Wiley 2008; US$ 117.95

    In this provocative book, philosopher Nicholas Agar defends the idea that parents should be allowed to enhance their children’s characteristics. Gets away from fears of a Huxleyan ‘Brave New World’ or a return to the fascist eugenics of the past Written from a philosophically and scientifically informed point of view Considers real... more...

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

    Springer 2008; US$ 219.00

    When the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics opened its doors in 1927, it could rely on wide political approval, ranging from the Social Democrats over the Catholic Centre to the far rightwing of the party spectrum. In 1933 the institute and its founding director Eugen Fischer came under pressure to adjust, which... more...

  • The State Boys Rebellionby Michael D'Antonio

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 19.99

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist tells the amazing story of how a group of imprisoned boys won their freedom, found justice, and survived one of the darkest and least-known episodes of American history. In the early twentieth century, United States health officials used IQ tests to single out "feebleminded" children and force them into institutions... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 34.00

    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...

  • From Nurturing the Nation to Purifying the Volkby Michelle Mouton

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 26.00

    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...

  • Defiant Birthby Melinda Tankard Reist

    Spinifex Press 2006; US$ 16.95

    Daring women—those who were told not to have their babies due to perceived disabilities in themselves or their unborn children—tell their stories in this controversial book that looks critically at medical eugenics as a contemporary form of social engineering. Believing that all life is valuable and that some are not more worthy of it than others,... more...

  • Eugenics, Human Genetics and Human Failingsby Pauline Mazumdar

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    This scholarly and penetrating study of eugenics is a major contribution to our understanding of the complex relation between science, ideology and class. more...

  • Eugenic Nationby Alexandra Minna Stern

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 31.95

    Many people assume that eugenics all but disappeared with the fall of Nazism, but as this sweeping history demonstrates, the idea of better breeding had a wide and surprising reach in the United States throughout the twentieth century. With an original emphasis on the American West, Eugenic Nation brings to light many little-known facts?for example,... more...