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Author Troumpeta, Sevastē, author

Title Physical anthropology, race and eugenics in Greece (1880s-1970s) / by Sevasti Trubeta
Published Leiden : Brill, 2013


Description 1 online resource (xii, 337 pages .)
Series Balkan studies library ; volume 11
Balkan studies library ; v. 11.
Contents Section I. On the emergence of modern anthropology in Greece -- section II. Concepts of anthropology, institutional trajectories and scientific capital -- section III. Concepts of the Greek Fili : communality in racial and eugenic terms
Summary "Before it became established as an academic discipline, physical anthropology emerged as a contested notion of reference to the cosmological views associated with the Darwinian theory of evolution and its implementation by the natural sciences. However, its subsequent development points to a science which made holistic claims regarding its ability to explore humankind in its entirety and to influence society, with its involvement in politics, as well as racial and eugenic concepts serving as the vehicle for doing so. This book explores the emergence of physical anthropology in the modern Greek state and its development over a period of one century from the viewpoint of the proclaimed intention of its representatives to influence societal developments. The book is the first to subject Greek racial and eugenic discourse to detailed research."--Publisher website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes English
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Subject Physical anthropology -- Greece -- History
Eugenics -- Greece -- History
Racism in anthropology -- Greece -- History
Anthropology, Physical -- history
Eugenics -- history
Racism -- history
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Manners and customs
Physical anthropology
Race relations
Racism in anthropology
Rasism inom antropologin.
Eugenik -- historia.
SUBJECT Greece -- Race relations
Greece -- Social life and customs.
Subject Greece
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013026491
ISBN 9004257675