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Discusses several fundamental themes of the comparative history of eugenics: the importance of the Latin eugenic model; the relationship between eugenics and fascism; the influence of Catholicism on the eugenic discourse and the complex links between genetics and eugenics. It examines the Liberal pre-fascist period and the post-WW2 transition from fascist and racial eugenics to medical and human genetics. As far as fascist eugenics is concerned, the book provides a refreshing analysis, considering Italian eugenics as the most important case-study in order to define Latin eugenics as an alternative model to its Anglo-American, German and Scandinavian counterparts. Analyses in detail the nature-nurture debate during the State racist campaign in fascist Italy (1938–1943) as a boundary tool in the contraposition between the different institutional, political and ideological currents of fascist racism.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Series title page
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  1. Title page
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  1. Copyright page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. CHAPTER I Between Lombroso and Pareto: the Italian Way to Eugenics
  2. pp. 9-42
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  1. CHAPTER II Eugenics and Dysgenics of War
  2. pp. 43-68
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  1. CHAPTER III Regenerating Italy (1919–1924)
  2. pp. 69-134
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  1. CHAPTER IV Quality through Quantity: Eugenics in Fascist Italy
  2. pp. 135-221
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  1. CHAPTER V Eugenics and Racism (1938–1943)
  2. pp. 223-284
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  1. CHAPTER VI Toward a New Eugenics
  2. pp. 285-352
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  1. CHAPTER VII Against UNESCO: Italia n Eugenics and American Scientific Racism
  2. pp. 353-379
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  1. Conclusions
  2. pp. 381-385
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 387-417
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  1. Index of Names
  2. pp. 419-428
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  1. back cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789639776890
Print ISBN
9789639776838
MARC Record
OCLC
753968461
Pages
440
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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