Building the New Man: Eugenics, Racial Science and Genetics by Francesco Cassata,Erin O'Loughlin

By Francesco Cassata,Erin O'Loughlin

Based on formerly unexplored archival documentation, this e-book deals the 1st normal evaluation of the historical past of Italian eugenics, no longer restricted to the many years of Fascist regime, yet in its place starting from the start of the 1900s to the 1st half the Seventies. the writer discusses a number of basic topics of the comparative historical past of eugenics: the significance of the Latin eugenic version; the connection among eugenics and fascism; the impression of Catholicism at the eugenic discourse and the complicated hyperlinks among genetics and eugenics. It examines the Liberal pre-fascist interval and the post-WW2 transition from fascist and racial eugenics to scientific and human genetics. so far as fascist eugenics is worried, the ebook offers a fresh research, contemplating Italian eugenics because the most vital case-study so that it will outline Latin eugenics in its place version to its Anglo-American, German and Scandinavian opposite numbers. Analyses intimately the nature-nurture debate throughout the kingdom racist crusade in fascist Italy (1938–1943) as a boundary instrument within the contraposition among the various institutional, political and ideological currents of fascist racism.

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