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The control of human genetic characteristics and the institutionalization of eugenic social-cultural practices

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Author(s):
Valdeir del Cont
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Scientiae Studia; v. 11, n. 3, p. 511-530, 2013.
Abstract

One of the characteristics of the eugenic movement was the formation of an institutionalized structure. This was initiated with Francis Galton, but it is in the United States that eugenics acquires institutional formatting that would serve as model for various eugenics initiatives in other parts of the world. In this text we intend to analyze some of the conditions that contributed for eugenics to be presented as a scientific proposal of social control of traces or characteristics considered genetically determined. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/15627-3 - Manipulation and control of life: the implications of biomedical practices and knowledge of biotechnology and genomic in the anthropological debates about symbolic-value representation about beauty, body, health, life and death
Grantee:Valdeir Donizete Del Cont
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate