Journal title SOCIETÀ E STORIA
Author/s Terenzio Maccabelli
Publishing Year 2009 Issue 2009/123 Language Italian
Pages 25 P. 113-137 File size 622 KB
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Inequality at birth. Remarks on eugenics and heredity in Italy At the end of the nineteenth century, Francis Galton founded the new science of «eugenics», with the aim of improving the «racial qualities of future generations». His intent was to create a new discipline integrating the themes of biological heredity, natural selection, and social stratification. This survey discusses recent literature on the spread of eugenics in early twentieth-century Italy, showing the peculiarities of Italian practitioners.
Keywords: Eugenics; Racism; Italy; Social Stratification; Francis Galton: Corrado Gini
Parole chiave: eugenetica; razzismo; Italia; stratificazione sociale; Francis Galton; Corrado Gini
Terenzio Maccabelli, Nascere diseguali: considerazioni su eugenetica ed ereditarismo in Italia in "SOCIETÀ E STORIA " 123/2009, pp 113-137, DOI: 10.3280/SS2009-123006