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Baltic Eugenics : Bio-Politics, Race and Nation in Interwar Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 1918-1940 / edited by Björn M. Felder and Paul J. Weindling.

Publication:
New York : Editions Rodopi, 2013.
Series:
On the Boundary of Two Worlds 35.
On the boundary of two worlds ; 35
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (336 p.)
Subjects:
Eugenics -- Estonia -- History -- 20th century.
Eugenics -- Latvia -- History -- 20th century.
Eugenics -- Lithuania -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The history of eugenics in the Baltic States is largely unknown. The book compares for the first time the eugenic projects of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and the related disciplines of racial anthropology and psychiatry, and situates them within the wider European context. Strong ethno-nationalism defined the nation as a biological group, which was fostered by authoritarian regimes established in Lithuania in 1926, and in Estonia and Latvia in 1934. The eugenics projects were designed to establish a nation in biological terms. Their aims were to render the nation ethnically, genetically and racially homogeneous. The main agenda was a non-democratic state that defined its population in biological terms. Eugenic policies were to regenerate the nation and to reconstruct it as a “pure” and “original” race, Such schemes for national regeneration contained strong elements of secular religion.
Contents:
Preliminary Material
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Eugenics, Sterilisation and the Racial State: The Baltic States, Russia, and the Global Eugenics Movement / Björn M. Felder
Race, Eugenics and National Identity in the Eastern Baltic: From Racial Surveys to Racial States / Paul J. Weindling
The Application of Eugenics in Estonia 1918-1940 / Ken Kalling
Racial Identity and Physical Anthropology in Estonia 1800-1945 / Ken Kalling and Leiu Heapost
“God forgives – but Nature never will” Racial Identity, Racial Anthropology, and Eugenics in Latvia 1918-1940 / Björn M. Felder
Latvian Psychiatry and Medical Legislation of the 1930's and the German Sterilisation Law / Vladimirs Kuznecovs
“Over-Latvianisation in Heaven” - Attitudes towards Contraception and Abortion in Latvia 1918-1940 / Ineta Lipša
Eugenics against State and Church: Juozas Blažys (1890-1939), Eugenics, Abortion and Psychiatry in Interwar Lithuania 1918-1940 / Björn M. Felder and Arūnas Germanavičius
World War One and National Characterology in East-Central Europe / Maciej Górny
Soviet Eugenics and National Minorities: Eradication of Syphilis in Buriat-Mongolia as an Element of Social Modernisation of a Frontier Region 1923-1928 / Vsevolod Bashkuev
Sterilisation in the Swedish Welfare State: A Gender Issue? / Maija Runcis
Eugenic Concerns, Scientific Practices: International Relations and National Adaptations in the Establishment of Psychiatric Genetics in Germany, Britain, the US and Scandinavia 1910-1960 / Volker Roelcke
List of Contributors.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes biblographical references.
Contributor:
Felder, Björn M. (Björn Michael), 1974-
Weindling, Paul.
ISBN:
94-012-0976-6
OCLC:
864743177
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