Health, Hygiene and Eugenics in Southeastern Europe (CEU Press Studies in the History of Medicine 2)

Health, Hygiene and Eugenics in Southeastern Europe (CEU Press Studies in the History of Medicine 2)

By: Sevasti Trubeta (editor), Marius Turda (editor), Christian Promitzer (editor)Hardback

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This volume is a collection of chapters that deal with issues of health, hygiene and eugenics in Southeastern Europe to 1945, specifically, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Romania. Its major concern is to examine the transfer of medical ideas to society via local, national and international agencies and to show in how far developments in public health, preventive medicine, social hygiene, welfare, gender relations and eugenics followed a regional pattern. This volume provides insights into a region that has to date been marginal to scholarship of the social history of medicine.

About Author

Christian Promitzer, assistant professor at the Center for Southeast-European History at the Institute of History, University of Graz Sevasti Trubeta, assistant professor at the University of the Aegean, Department of Sociology (Mytiline) and affiliated with the Free University of Berlin (Venia legendi candidate). Marius Turda, RCUK Academic Fellow in Central and Eastern European Medicine at Oxford Brookes University and founder of the Working Group on the History of Race and Eugenics (HRE).


Introduction : Framing Issues of Health, Hygiene and Eugenics in Southeastern Europe Marius Turda, Christian Promitzer and Sevasti Trubeta Part I: German Eugenic Paradigms Racial Expertise and German Eugenic Strategies for Southeastern Europe Paul Weindling Part II: Hygiene and Health Politics Orientalizing Disease. Austro-Hungarian Policies of 'Race,' Gender and Hygiene in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1874-1914 Brigitte Fuchs Typhus, Turks, and Roma: Hygiene and Ethnic Difference in Bulgaria, 1912-1944 Christian Promitzer Health Policy and Private Care: Malaria Sanitization in Early Twentieth Century Greece Katerina Gardikas Combating Infant Mortality in Bulgaria: Welfare Activities, National Propaganda, and the Establishment of Pediatrics, 1900-1940 Kristina Popova Politics, Modernization and Public Health in Greece: The Case of Occupational Health, 1900-1940 Leda Papastefanaki 'Like Yeast in Fermentation': Public Health in Interwar Yugoslavia A eljko Dugac Part III: Eugenics and Reproduction Marital Health and Eugenics in Bulgaria, 1878-1940 Gergana Mircheva Eugenic Birth Control and Prenuptial Health Certification in Interwar Greece Sevasti Trubeta Eugenics and 'Puericulture': Medical Attempts to Improve the 'Biological Capital' in Interwar Greece Vassiliki Theodorou and Despina Karakatsani Controlling the National Body: Ideas of Racial Purification in Interwar Romania Marius Turda The Eugenic Fortress: Alfred Csallner and the Saxon Eugenic Discourse in Interwar Romania Tudor Georgescu Fighting the White Plague: Demography and Abortion in the Independent State of Croatia Rory Yeomans Part IV: New Research Agendas Remapping the Historiography of Modernization and State-Building in Southeastern Europe through Hygiene, Health and Eugenics Maria Bucur

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  • ISBN13: 9789639776821
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9789639776821
  • ISBN10: 9639776823

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