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PREFACE TO 1996 EDITION This book, Eugenics and the Welfare State, is the first real attempt to covcr the story of the Scandinavian, including Finnish, history of eugenics. It has been told in rather similar ways to make comparisons possible. The book starts with a general introduction) which is followed by separate chapters on Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Finally. there is a conclusion bringing the Scandinavian experience into a broader European context. Considering that so much ofour story has been unknown, we have allowed ourselves rather extensive descriptions and documentation. As Scandinavian welfare has often been given prominence in European and American discussions we feel that this story warrants attention. Clearly, it offers a different picture of Scandinavian history than is generally known. We would like to thank those who have checked our English (Dag Blanck and oihers) as well as NOS-H for a generous grant and Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin for funding a seminar on eugenics and the welfare state. vii Gunnar Broberg Nils Roll-Hansell ...

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Additional Information

ISBN
9781609170028
Related ISBN
9780870137587
MARC Record
OCLC
933516327
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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