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The Hour of Eugenics": Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America Nancy Leys Stepan The Hour of Eugenics Race Gender and Nation in Latin America Eugenics was a term coined in to name the scientific and social theory that advocated race improvement through selective human breeding In Europe and the United States the eugenics movement found

  • Title: The Hour of Eugenics": Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America
  • Author: Nancy Leys Stepan
  • ISBN: 9780801497957
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Hour of Eugenics": Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America Nancy Leys Stepan Eugenics was a term coined in 1883 to name the scientific and social theory that advocated race improvement through selective human breeding In Europe and the United States the eugenics movement found many supporters before it was finally discredited by its association with the racist ideology of Nazi Germany Examining for the first time how eugenics was taken up by scEugenics was a term coined in 1883 to name the scientific and social theory that advocated race improvement through selective human breeding In Europe and the United States the eugenics movement found many supporters before it was finally discredited by its association with the racist ideology of Nazi Germany Examining for the first time how eugenics was taken up by scientists and social reformers in Latin America, Nancy Leys Stepan compares the eugenics movements in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina with the familiar cases of Britain, the United States, and Germany In this highly original account, Stepan sheds new light on the role of science in reformulating the problems of race, gender, reproduction, and public health in a time of intensified searching for new national identities Drawing upon a rich body of evidence concerning the technical publications and professional meetings of Latin American eugenists, she traces a vibrant picture of how they adapted eugenic principles to their varying local contexts between the world wars Stepan demonstrates that the eugenists of Latin America diverged considerably from their counterparts in Britain and the United States in their ideological approaches and their interpretations of key texts concerning heredity The Hour of Eugenics raises crucial questions about the relationship between social and cultural identity and the nature of scientific discourse It will be essential reading for historians of science and medicine, Latin Americanists, and others interested in cultural history and women s history.
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    1. Keeping in mind that this is an academic book, Stepan is a good and entertaining writer Her main point, that this is worth reading if you care about eugenics because it is how they look in a different context from the German, British and American ones, is both valid and cogently presented I don t really care about eugenics, but this also had a lot to tell me about gender, race, government, and science in Latin America, which are all things I AM interested in in particular, it was interesting to [...]

    2. For those born in the southern continent and who have a deep curiosity as to the social, religious and ethnic development of the land, you will find The Hour of Eugenics Race, Gender, Nation and Darwin in Latin America by Nancy leys Stepan, an interesting and very stimulating read Before eugenics was en vogue here in the United States European elites had convinced philosophers, ethicists and medical professionals of Latin America to embrace the positive aspects of eugenics The social question of [...]

    3. This book was one of two which inspired me to formulate my thesis for grad school, which I am currently working on and researching Pretty much the only book of its kind, Stepan looks at the history of eugenics in Latin America, and its distinct, yet similar, path that the eugenicisits took to create a fit society.

    4. Solid account of how eugenic ideas were received and elaborated in Latin America and how they influenced developments in social policy, especially in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil A major theme is the social construction of science itself, which is always necessarily anchored in culture, time and place etc

    5. A really interesting look at the ways eugenics were adapted by multiple Latin American country to fit their own needs.

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