Slavic Review

"The particular merit of this book is that it sharpens the eye for examining eugenic aspirations and the use of a eugenic/racial hygienic language among the Transylvanian Saxon elites. Tudor Georgescu's intention is more than the reconstruction of the eugenic narrative, however. As announced in the book's introduction, this case study aims at contributing to closing a gap in the research on eugenics by addressing a neglected matter: the eugenics agendas of a minority and their attempts at implementation without nation-state structures. The extensive archival research carried out by Tudor Georgescu, especially regarding the welfare institutions founded or directed by Csellner, is helpful for examining bio-political agendas, keeping in mind, however, that not every form of bio-politics and biological determinism is identical with eugenics."
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Tudor Georgescu
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