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Eugenics

About: Eugenics is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 4168 publications have been published within this topic receiving 65966 citations. The topic is also known as: stirpiculture & viriculture.


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01 Jan 1985
TL;DR: In this paper, Galton and Davenport discuss the importance of the Church of Great Concepts in the development of modern science and its role in the establishment of human genetics. But they do not discuss the role of women in this process.
Abstract: Preface, 1995 Preface to the Original Edition I. Francis Galton, Founder of the Faith II. Karl Pearson for Saint Biometrika III. Charles Davenport and the Worship of Great Concepts IV. The Gospel Becomes Popular V. Deterioration and Deficiency VI. Measures of Regeneration VII. Eugenic Enactments VIII. A Coalition of Critics IX. False Biology X. Lionel Penrose and the Colchester Survey XI. A Reform Eugenics XII. Brave New Biology XIII. The Establishment of Human Genetics XIV. Apogee of the English School XV. Blood, Big Science, and Biochemistry XVI. Chromosomes-the Binder's Mistakes XVII. A New Eugenics XVIII. Varieties of Presumptuousness XIX. Songs of Deicide Notes Essay on Sources Acknowledgements Index

954 citations

Book
01 Jan 2003
TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a discussion on the ethical self-understandings of the species and the moral lmits of Eugenics, and the setting the pace for a self-instrumentalization of the Species.
Abstract: Publisher's Note. Foreword. Are There Postmetaphysical Answers to the Question: What is the "Good Life"?. The Debate on the Ethical Self--Understanding of the Species. I Moralizing Human Nature?. II Human Dignity versus the Dignity of Human Life. III The Embedding of Morality in an Ethics of the Species. IV The Grown and the Made. V Natality, the Capacity of Being Oneself, and the Ban on Instrumentalization. VI The Moral Lmits of Eugenics. VII Setting the Pace for a Self--instrumentalization of the Species?. Postscript. Faith and Knowledge. Notes.

805 citations

Journal ArticleDOI
TL;DR: In an unusually broad spectrum of essays, a distinguished group of international feminist scholars and activists explores the complexity of contemporary sexual politics around the globe using reproduction as an entry point in the study of social life and placing it at the center of social theory.
Abstract: This groundbreaking volume provides a dramatic investigation of the dynamics of reproduction In an unusually broad spectrum of essays, a distinguished group of international feminist scholars and activists explores the complexity of contemporary sexual politics around the globe Using reproduction as an entry point in the study of social life and placing it at the center of social theory, the authors examine how cultures are produced, contested, and transformed as people imagine their collective future in the creation of the next generation The studies encompass a wide variety of subjects, from the impact of AIDS on reproduction in the United States to the aftereffects of Chernobyl on the Sami people in Norway and the impact of totalitarian abortion and birth control policies in Romania and China The contributors use historical and comparative perspectives to illuminate the multiple and intersecting forms of power and resistance through which reproduction is given cultural weight and social form They discuss the ways that seemingly distant influences shape and constrain local reproductive experiences such as the international flows of adoptive babies and childcare workers and the Victorian and imperial legacy of eugenics and family planning

658 citations

Book
24 Apr 2000
TL;DR: The meaning of genetic causation, by Elliott Sober, and the morality of inclusion and policy implications are examined.
Abstract: This book, written by four internationally renowned bioethicists and first published in 2000, was the first systematic treatment of the fundamental ethical issues underlying the application of genetic technologies to human beings. Probing the implications of the remarkable advances in genetics, the authors ask how should these affect our understanding of distributive justice, equality of opportunity, the rights and obligations as parents, the meaning of disability, and the role of the concept of human nature in ethical theory and practice. The book offers a historical context to contemporary debate over the use of these technologies by examining the eugenics movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The questions raised in this book will be of interest to any reflective reader concerned about science and society and the rapid development of biotechnology, as well as to professionals in such areas as philosophy, bioethics, medical ethics, health management, law, and political science.

588 citations


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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
YearPapers
2023136
2022278
202176
202083
2019126
2018139