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Many people assume that eugenics all but disappeared with the fall of Nazism but as this sweeping history demonstrates the idea of better breeding had a wide and surprising reach in the United States throughout the twentieth century With an original emphasis on the American West Eugenic Nation brings to light many little known facts for example. This book is highly significant in shaping and reshaping our understanding of eugenic not only simply as a Nazi phenomenon but also as an elongated trajectory of post war American baby boomer era It shakes the foundation of eugenic narrowly conceived as the betterment of race through better breeding to tease out this institutionalized feature of superior racial ideology manifested in a plethora of forms from colonial medicine in the event of the Panama Canal opening to the establishment of a Californian eugenic landscape to the rise of marital counseling and the shift to a sex gender system in the 1960s Above all this book is about the body the social body imagined body gendered body racial body and how superstructural system attempted to police manipulate violate and inscribe power on it This Foucauldian political technology of the body was elegantly articulated in a captivating phraseology accompanied by a rich amount of primary sources Highly r

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Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (American Crossroads)

That one third of the involuntary sterilizations in this country occurred in California between 1909 and 1979 as it explores the influence of eugenics on phenomena as varied as race based intelligence tests school segregation tropical medicine the Border Patrol and the environmental movement Eugenic Nation begins in the 1900s when influential. I finished this book feeling awfully ambivalent about it On one hand Stern presents a nuanced thoughtful and complicated history of eugenics in CA She rightly points out the limitations in histories of eugenics that focus only on the east coast the 1920 30s and outright coercion Instead Stern opts for an approach that emphasizes how eugenic ideas informed everything from conservation to immigration policy On the other hand the book felt a little too disjointed the sprawling g history Stern presents covers a vast array of topics uickly I was left wanting a little information about how the pieces for together

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California eugenicists molded an extensive agenda of better breeding for the rest of the country The book traces hereditarian theories of sex and gender to the culture of conformity of the 1950s and moves to the 1960s arguing that the liberation movements of that decade emerged in part as a challenge to policies and practices informed by eugeni. This book is very intersting It goes into the eugenics movement of the early 20th Century Things like I Tests and why they were first created Most people don t understand that they were developed to determin good candidates for sterilization Provides an interesting look into the science of human genetics


4 thoughts on “Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (American Crossroads)

  1. says:

    This book is highly significant in shaping and reshaping our understanding of eugenic not only simply as a Nazi phenomenon but also as an elongated trajectory of post war American baby boomer era It shakes the foundation of eugenic narrowly conceived as the betterment of race through better breeding to tease out this institutionalized feature of superior racial ideology manifested in a plethora of forms from colonial medicine in

  2. says:

    I finished this book feeling awfully ambivalent about it On one hand Stern presents a nuanced thoughtful and complicated history of eugenics

  3. says:

    This book is very intersting It goes into the eugenics movement of the early 20th Century Things like I Tests and why they were first created Most people don't understand that they were developed to determin good candidates for sterilization Provides an interesting look into the science of human genetics

  4. says:

    The title seems a bit of a misnomer it has a very loose conception of eugenics and a specific focus on California It was an interesting read but not necessarily what I think of when I think of eugenics

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