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Politics of eugenics : productionism, population, and national welfare / Alberto Spektorowski and Lisa Saban.

Author/Creator:
Spektorowski, Alberto, 1952-, author.
Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (232 p.)
Series:
Routledge studies in extremism and democracy.
Routledge studies in extremism and democracy ; 19
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Subjects:
Eugenics.
Biopolitics.
Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Social policy.
Multiculturalism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:

This book analyzes whether the ""new debate on genetics"" owes a debt to eugenic practices by welfare democracies of 1930s and 1940s. More specifically, the question is whether precisely the same ""eugenic rationale"" used in the 1930s is philosophical akin to a new rationality unfolding in some Western European welfare societies that find themselves trapped in the modern dilemma of choosing between increasing immigration and population growth that leads to economic prosperity on the one hand, or halting immigration, protecting national identity, and suffering economic stagnation on

Contents:
Cover ; Politics of Eugenics; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents ; Introduction; 1 Eugenics and productive socialism; 2 From ""race hygiene"" to ""national-productivist hygiene""; 3 The bioethical turn to biopolitics: the emergence of bio-nationalism; 4 The bio-regulation return of eugenics for a new century of massive immigration and multiculturalism; 5 European countries and eugenic productivism gospel potential convergence trends in eugenic productivist population policy; Conclusions; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from title page (ebrary, viewed August 9, 2013).
Contributor:
Saban, Lisa.
ISBN:
1-135-00884-1
0-203-74023-8
1-135-00885-X
OCLC:
854521027
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203740231 doi