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Eugenic intelligence

Philippa Levine.

in Eugenics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Population and Demography; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing. 6074 words.

Nothing was more important for eugenicists than intelligence. A means to measure intelligence and identify feeble-mindedness was central to the policies that eugenics promoted. ‘Eugenic...

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Eugenic reproduction

Philippa Levine.

in Eugenics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Population and Demography; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing. 7177 words.

Driven by the dream of improving humanity down the generations, the management of reproduction was the core activity for which eugenicists strived. Although they had many different visions,...

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Eugenics

Philippa Levine.

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Population and Demography; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing. 168 pages.

The word “eugenics” was coined in 1883 by Francis Galton to express his dream of perfecting the human race by applying the laws of genetic heredity. Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction...

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Eugenics after 1945

Philippa Levine.

in Eugenics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Population and Demography; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing. 6913 words.

‘Eugenics after 1945’ clearly shows that the Nuremburg trials did not spell the end of eugenics, though they did tarnish its reputation considerably. Eugenic policies were simply renamed....

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Gender and Genocide

Elisa von Joeden‐Forgey.

in The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies

April 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing; Gender and Sexuality. 9201 words.

This article aims to shows that a consideration of gender is crucial to the understanding of the crime of genocide, because genocide is an historical process that is, at its core, about...

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The inequalities of eugenics

Philippa Levine.

in Eugenics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Population and Demography; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing. 7265 words.

The goal of eugenic fitness was intended, at its most utopian, to improve lives, to help eradicate disease and disability, and to foster productivity. In practice, however, eugenics mostly...

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The world of eugenics

Philippa Levine.

in Eugenics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Population and Demography; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing. 6838 words.

Early in the twentieth century, a powerful union of science and social policy emerged in countries across the world. Eugenics was a movement committed to using the principles of heredity...

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