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The Resource Politics of eugenics : productionism, population, and national welfare, Alberto Spektorowski and Lisa Ireni-Saban

Politics of eugenics : productionism, population, and national welfare, Alberto Spektorowski and Lisa Ireni-Saban

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Politics of eugenics : productionism, population, and national welfare
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Politics of eugenics
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productionism, population, and national welfare
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Alberto Spektorowski and Lisa Ireni-Saban
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eng
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This book analyzes whether the "new debate on genetics" owes a debt to eugenic practices by welfare democracies of 1930s and 1940s. More specifically, the question is whether precisely the same "eugenic rationale" used in the 1930s is philosophical akin to a new rationality unfolding in some Western European welfare societies that find themselves trapped in the modern dilemma of choosing between increasing immigration and population growth that leads to economic prosperity on the one hand, or halting immigration, protecting national identity, and suffering economic stagnation on the other. By analyzing, policies of integration and assisted reproduction technology (ART) in Northern European nation states such as Sweden, Finland, Denmark as well as in Israel, we find a historical continuity between "old eugenics" and current reproductive and family planning subsides and integration policies. By focusing on the concept of welfare productionism, we trace a continuing rationale between the eugenic policies of the past and current investments of ART. These programs, are rationalized as universal programs for the whole of the population. However, in this book the authors suggest that they served the goal of reproducing a productivist, national middle class which are enticed to reproduce. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of racism, extremism, European politics, population politics, and the social impact of science and technology.--
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1952-
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Spektorowski, Alberto
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Ireni-Saban, Lisa
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Routledge studies in extremism and democracy
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19
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  • Eugenics
  • Biopolitics
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Social policy
  • Multiculturalism
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Politics of eugenics : productionism, population, and national welfare, Alberto Spektorowski and Lisa Ireni-Saban
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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FIEb17621628
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24 cm.
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223 pages
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9780415814317
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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  • (NhCcYBP) 2013002753
  • (OCoLC)862068994
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Politics of eugenics : productionism, population, and national welfare, Alberto Spektorowski and Lisa Ireni-Saban
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17621628
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780415814317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (NhCcYBP) 2013002753
  • (OCoLC)862068994

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