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The ‘paradox’ of anarchism and eugenics

Richard Cleminson

in Anarchism and Eugenics: An Unlikely Convergence, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526124463
eISBN:
9781526146663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526124463.00004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents the central problematic of the book: the apparent paradox of anarchism having provided a forum for the reception of eugenics. It discusses the main issues that such a contention ... More


Science, revolution and progress: the constitutive terrain of anarchist eugenics

Richard Cleminson

in Anarchism and Eugenics: An Unlikely Convergence, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526124463
eISBN:
9781526146663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526124463.00005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter Two sets the intellectual scene, both in anarchism and more generally, by providing a discussion of the characteristics of nineteenth-century ‘classical anarchism’ in terms of its reliance on ... More


Early discourse on eugenics within transnational anarchism, 1890–1920

Richard Cleminson

in Anarchism and Eugenics: An Unlikely Convergence, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526124463
eISBN:
9781526146663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526124463.00006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

In Chapter Three, the reception of early eugenic ideas within the anarchist movements of England, France, Portugal, Spain and Argentina over the years 1890-1920 is discussed against the backdrop of ... More


From neo-Malthusianism to eugenics as a ‘revolutionary conquest’, 1920–1937

Richard Cleminson

in Anarchism and Eugenics: An Unlikely Convergence, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526124463
eISBN:
9781526146663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526124463.00007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter Four continues the inquiry on eugenics into the years 1920-1940, covering the ‘hey-day’ of eugenic thought in the 1920s and 1930s both within anarchism and as part of the international ... More


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