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Eugenics and Modernization in Interwar Romania (Pitt Russian East European)

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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.

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.

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’s success and failures and identifies connections and discontinuities between the movement and the post-war communist regime.

Synopsis:

Maria Bucur explores the interactions between the science of eugenics and modernization efforts in Romania between World Wars I and II.

 

About the Author

Maria Bucur, an assistant professor at Indiana University, holds the John V. Hill Chair in East European History. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, she is the co-editor, with Nancy Wingfield, of Staging the Past: the Politics of Commemoration in Habsburg Central Europe, 1848 to the Present.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822961260
Author:
Bucur, Maria
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Author:
Bucur, Maria, Editor
Subject:
Europe - Baltic States
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Baltic States
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Pitt Russian East European
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » World History » Eastern Europe

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Maria Bucur explores the interactions between the science of eugenics and modernization efforts in Romania between World Wars I and II.

 

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