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Race and empire [electronic resource] : eugenics in colonial Kenya / Chloe Campbell.

Author/Creator:
Campbell, Chloe.
Publication:
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (225 p.)
Series:
Studies in Imperialism
Studies in imperialism
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Subjects:
Eugenics -- Kenya.
British -- Kenya -- Intellectual life.
British -- Kenya -- Attitudes.
Kenya -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Kenya -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Race and empire tells the story of a short-lived but vehement eugenics movement that emerged among a group of Europeans in Kenya in the 1930's, unleashing a set of writings on racial differences in intelligence more extreme than that emanating from any other British colony in the twentieth century. The Kenyan eugenics movement of the 1930's adapted British ideas to the colonial environment: in all its extremity, Kenyan eugenics was not simply a bizarre and embarrassing colonial mutation, as it was later dismissed, but a logical extension of British eugenics in a colonial context. By tracing the
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; General editor's introduction; 1 Introduction: Nellie's dance; 2 British eugenics, empire and race; 3 Kenyan medical discourse and eugenics; 4 Metropolitan responses; 5 Settler attitudes to eugenics and race; 6 Biology, development and welfare; 7 Conclusion: the decline of the eugenics empire; Abbreviations in notes; Bibliography; Index;
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-78170-068-0
1-84779-135-2
OCLC:
818847236