The Resource Eugenics and modernization in interwar Romania, Maria Bucur

Eugenics and modernization in interwar Romania, Maria Bucur

Label
Eugenics and modernization in interwar Romania
Title
Eugenics and modernization in interwar Romania
Statement of responsibility
Maria Bucur
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
MiU
Dewey number
363.9/2/09498
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ755.5.R6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pitt series in Russian and East European studies
Summary expansion
<div> Eugenics movements gained momentum throughout Eastern Europe between World Wars I and II. Maria Bucur demonstrates that the importance of the eugenics movement in Romania rests not so much in the contributions made to the study of science as in the realm of nationalist ideology and social policy making.<br /><br />The notion that the quality and quantity of the human species could and should be controlled manifested itself through social engineering projects ranging from reshaping gender roles and isolating ethnic undesirables to introducing broad public health measures and educational reform. Romanian eugenicists sought to control such modernization processes as urbanization and industrialization without curbing them, yet they also embraced attitudes more typically identified with anti-modernists in Romanian politics and culture.<br /><br />Bucur is the first historian to explore the role of eugenics as a response to the challenges of nation- and state-building in Eastern Europe. She presents a balanced assessment of the interwar eugenics movement & rsquo;s success and failures and identifies connections and discontinuities between the movement and the post-war communist regime. </div>
Label
Eugenics and modernization in interwar Romania, Maria Bucur
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996) presented under the title: Disciplining the future, eugenics and modernization in interwar Romania
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-291) and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn298104987
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822970620
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt5s2vp2
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.b36903772
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)298104987
  • acls0822961261

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