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Title Landscaping the human garden : twentieth-century population management in a comparative framework / edited by Amir Weiner
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2003


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Description [xii], 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: Landscaping the Human Garden / Amir Weiner -- 1. State Violence as Technique: The Logic of Violence in Soviet Totalitarianism / Peter Holquist -- 2. The Transformation of State and Society in World War I Germany / Elisabeth Domansky -- 3. Corporatism or Democracy: The Russian Provisional Government of 1917 / Daniel Orlovsky -- 4. The Dead and the Unborn: French Pronatalism and the Abortion Law of 1920 / Mary Louise Roberts -- 5. "More Masculine Men, More Feminine Women": The Iconography of Nazi Racial Hatreds / Claudia Koonz -- 6. Defining Enemies, Making Victims: Germans, Jews, and the Holocaust / Omer Bartov -- 7. When Memory Counts: War, Genocide, and Postwar Soviet Jewry / Amir Weiner -- 8. Social Darwinism Versus Social Engineering: The "Education" of Japanese Americans During World War II
Summary The contributions to this volume constitute an attempt to study a number of significant efforts by twentieth-century states to reshape-either through social policy or brute force-their societies and their populations according to ideologies based on various theories of human perfectibility. [from publisher's advertisement]
Notes "This volume grew out of a workshop held at the Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University, on 28-29 March 1997, and from an ongoing dialogue among the participants."--P. [xii]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-340) and index
Subject Political atrocities -- Congresses.
Political persecution -- Congresses.
State-sponsored terrorism -- Congresses.
Genocide -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Weiner, Amir, 1961-
Stanford Humanities Center.
LC no. 2002010784
ISBN 0804746222 cloth alkaline paper
0804746303 paperback alkaline paper
Other Titles Population management in a comparative framework