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Author Cleminson, Richard, author.

Title Anarchism and eugenics : an unlikely convergence, 1890-1940 / Richard Cleminson
Published Manchester [UK] : Manchester University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Contemporary anarchist studies
Contemporary anarchist studies (Manchester, England)
Contents The 'paradox' of anarchism and eugenics -- Science, revolution and progress : the constitutive terrain of anarchist eugenics -- Early discourse on eugenics within transnational anarchism, 1890-1920 -- From neo-Malthusianism to eugenics as a 'revolutionary conquest', 1920-1937 -- Conclusion : anarchism, governmentality, eugenics
Summary At the heart of this book is what would appear to be a striking and fundamental paradox: the espousal of a 'scientific' doctrine that sought to eliminate 'dysgenics' and champion the 'fit' as a means of 'race' survival by a political and social movement that ostensibly believed in the destruction of the state and the removal of all hierarchical relationships. What explains this reception of eugenics by anarchism? How was eugenics mobilised by anarchists as part of their struggle against capitalism and the state? What were the consequences of this overlap for both anarchism and eugenics as transnational movements?
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 18, 2019)
Subject Anarchism -- Philosophy
Eugenics -- Philosophy
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526124475