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作者 Atabay, Efe
書名 Eugenics, modernity and the rationalization of morality in early Republican Turkey
國際標準書號 9780494615164
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說明 124 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 48-05, page: 2716
Thesis (M.A.)--McGill University (Canada), 2009
This thesis examines the works published under the subject of "eugenics" in the first decades following the establishment of the Republic of Turkey, from the 1930s through to the end of the Second World War, the period when the Republican medical professionals showed the most interest in eugenics. Sample articles from semi-official popular and popular medical journals, proceedings of two national medical congresses, as well as some conferences given by the Republican medical elite the proceedings of which were published by the single party in power are examined to assess the formation of eugenic arguments. The aim of the thesis is to highlight the context in which the interest in eugenics gained momentum. The thesis argues that the intellectual trends of 'scientism' and 'social Darwinism' paved the way for the entrance of eugenic thought into the intellectual vocabulary of Turkey. Moreover, the rapid westernization that changed family life, marital choices, gender roles and entertainment was a source of anxiety frequently expressed in the press and literature of the period. The same anxiety was also expressed through eugenic literature, where the medical elite claimed to approach these issues with scientific neutralism. The thesis specifically examines the issues of family and marriage (chapter two) and alcohol use (chapter three) as discussed in the eugenic literature, and their relation to the morality of the period
School code: 0781
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 48-05
主題 History, Middle Eastern
Islamic Studies
History, Modern
History of Science
Sociology, Social Structure and Development
Alt Author McGill University (Canada). Institute of Islamic Studies
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