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Author Cleminson, Richard, author
Title Anarchism and eugenics : an unlikely convergence, 1890-1940 / Richard Cleminson
Imprint Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HX833 .C565 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020616702
Descript vi, 212 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Contemporary anarchist studies
Contemporary anarchist studies (Manchester, England)
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-207) and index
"At the heart of this book is what would appear to be a striking and fundamental paradox: the espousal of a 'scientific' doctrine that sought to eliminate 'dysgenics' and champion the 'fit' as a means of 'race' survival by a political and social movement that ostensibly believed in the destruction of the state and the removal of all hierarchical relationships. What explains this reception of eugenics by anarchism? How was eugenics mobilised by anarchists as part of their struggle against capitalism and the state? What were the consequences of this overlap for both anarchism and eugenics as transnational movements?"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Anarchism -- Philosophy
Eugenics -- Philosophy
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