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The [Oxford] Handbook of the History of Eugenics


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Contributors Abbreviations Introduction Eugenics and the modern world Philippa Levine and Alison Bashford Part One: Transnational themes in the history of eugenics 1. The Darwinian context: Evolution and inheritance Diane B. Paul and James Moore 2. Anthropology, colonialism, and eugenics Philippa Levine 3. Race, science, and eugenics in the twentieth century Marius Turda 4. Eugenics and the science of genetics Nils Roll-Hansen 5. Fertility control: Eugenics, neo-Malthusianism, and feminism Susanne Klausen and Alison Bashford 6. Disability, psychiatry, and eugenics Mathew Thomson 7. Eugenics and the state: Policy-making in comparative perspective Veronique Mottier 8. Internationalism, cosmopolitanism, and eugenics Alison Bashford 9. Gender and sexuality: A global tour and compass Alexandra Minna Stern 10. Eugenics and genocide A. Dirk Moses and Dan Stone Part Two: National/colonial formations 11. Eugenics in Britain: The view from the metropole Lucy Bland and Lesley Hall 12. South Asia's eugenic past Sarah Hodges 13. Eugenics in Australia and New Zealand: Laboratories of racial science Stephen Garton 14. Eugenics in China and Hong Kong: Nationalism and colonialism, 1890s-1940s Yuehtsen Juliette Chung 15. Eugenics in South Africa: Paradoxes in the place of race? Saul Dubow 16. Eugenics in colonial Kenya Chloe Campbell 17. Eugenics in post-colonial Southeast Asia Sunil S. Amrith 18. German eugenics and the wider world: Beyond the racial state Paul Weindling 19. Eugenics in France and the colonies Richard S. Fogarty and Michael A. Osborne 20. Eugenics in the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies Hans Pols 21. The Scandinavian states: Reformed eugenics applied Mattias Tyden 22. The first-wave eugenic revolution in southern Europe: Science sans frontieres Maria Sophia Quine 23. Eugenics in eastern Europe, 1870s-1945 Maria Bucur 24. Eugenics in Russia and the Soviet Union Nikolai Krementsov 25. Eugenics in Japan: Sanguinous repair Jennifer Robertson 26. Eugenics in interwar Iran Cyrus Schayegh 27. Eugenics and the Jews Raphael Falk 28. Eugenics policy and practice in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Mexico Patience A. Schell 29. The path of eugenics in Brazil: Dilemmas of miscegenation Gilberto Hochman, Nisia Trindade Lima, and Marcos Chor Maio 30. Eugenics in the United States Wendy Kline 31. Eugenics in Canada: A chequered history, 1850s - 1990s Carolyn Strange and Jennifer A. Stephen Epilogue: Where did eugenics go? Alison Bashford Chronology Index

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Alison Bashford is Professor of Modern History at the University of Sydney. She has published widely on the modern history of science and medicine, including Purity and Pollution and Imperial Hygiene, and has co-edited Contagion, Isolation, and Medicine at the Border. Philippa Levine is the Mary Helen Thompson Centennial Professor in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin. Her books include Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire, and The British Empire, Sunrise to Sunset.


Both the beginner and the seasoned scholar should be able to find new and intriguing perspectives in this well-edited volume. * Maria Bjoerkman, BJHS *

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