Blood And Homeland": Eugenics And Racial Nationalism in Central And Southeast Europe

5a74fee4413c0.jpg Author Marius Turda and Paul Weindling
File size 2MB
Year 2007
Pages 467
Language English
File format PDF
Category Politics and Sociology

Book Description:

The history of eugenics and racial nationalism in Central and Southeast Europe is a neglected topic of analysis in contemporary scholarship. The 20 essays in this volume, written by distinguished scholars of eugenics and fascism alongside a new generation of scholars, excavate the hitherto unknown eugenics movements in Central and Southeast Europe, including Austria and Germany. Eugenics and racial nationalism are topics that have constantly been marginalized and rated as incompatible with local national traditions in Central and Southeast Europe. These topics receive a new treatment here. On the one hand, the historiographic perspective connects developments in the history of anthropology and eugenics with political ideologies such as racial nationalism and anti-Semitism; on the other hand, it contests the Sonderweg approach adopted by scholars dealing with these issues. The book could serve as a guide in the history of eugenics and racism in Central and Southeast Europe between 1900 and 1940 and it could be used as a platform for a more general theoretical debate about theories of national specificity and uniqueness .


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