eugenicist


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eugenicist

(yo͞o-jĕn′ĭ-sĭst) also

eugenist

(yo͞o′jə-nĭst)
n.
An advocate of or a specialist in eugenics.
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One of the most influential American eugenicists was Harry H.
The difference is that early twentieth century politics offered the option to pursue explicitly eugenicist projects, and so imagine a better future.
Euthanasia has been described by eugenicists as the painless killing of an unworthy life.
This chapter is a real highlight of the book as Craig considers the complexities of intersections between eugenicist discourse and contraception in insightful ways, recognising 'the slipperiness' of 'the strict categorization of racial uplift, eugenics, and the birth control advocates into "us" --the "fit" middle class--and "the others"--the poor, uneducated, and often racially othered "unfit"' (p.
Social Darwinism stressed the improvement of human hereditary by natural selection, while eugenics typically emphasises artificial selection, a distinction made more complicated as some eugenicists are devoted to Social Darwinism.
Eugenicist discourses alternately presented Jews as an "intermediate race" that threatened white hegemony or, paradoxically, a "uniquely pure" race; eugenicists subscribing to the latter view often suggested that persecution and pogroms had selected for only the "fittest" members of the community (128).
It covers a broad range of times and places from libertine France to eugenicist Sweden and from Inquisitorial Spain to swinging England.
We risk becoming a eugenicist state like China, where the law mandates genetic testing and pressures couples diagnosed with genetic anomalies to forego childbearing.
Irving Fisher (1867-1947) was an American economist, health campaigner, and eugenicist