Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu, Facultatea de Litere și Arte
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2 / 2015
Eugenics and Ethnic Ontology
Historical phenomena related to eugenics, race, building an ideal state based on a racial monotone were sources of research, especially in recent decades, and in Romania for a very short time. Marius Turda book’s presents with scientific accuracy, a view of European eugenics, in which Romania has also an important role. The use of the various documents, a part of them unpublished, proves useful for building a unified impressions about the eugenics theories and associations from 1870 to1950. The book analyzes the transfer of scientific instruments in the definition of cultural landmarks and the creation of an ethnic ontology. The completeness depends on the comparative method applied, which give birth to a dense text with information designed to exhaust and clarify this scientific approach.
Keywords: European eugenics, race, Marius Turda, Romania, ethnic ontology
- Turda, Marius, Eugenism și modernitate. Națiune, rasă și biopolitică în Europa (1870-1950)/ Modernism and Eugenics. Nation, race and biopolitics in Europe (18701950), traducere de Răzvan Pârâianu, Iași, Editura Polirom, 2014.
- Turda, Marius, Latin Eugenics in Comparative Perspective, Bloomsbury, 2014.
- Turda, Marius, Modernism and Eugenics, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.