Our Own Master Race Eugenics in Canada 1885 1945 Canadian

Our Own Master Race Eugenics in Canada 1885 1945 Canadian

Our Own Master Race Eugenics in Canada 1885 1945 Canadian Social History Series ❰Reading❯ ➿ Our Own Master Race Eugenics in Canada 1885 1945 Canadian Social History Series Author Angus McLaren – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Was Canada immune to the racist currents of thought that swept central Europe in the 1920's and 1930's In this landmark book Angus McLaren co author of The Bedroom and the State examines the pervasive Master Race PDF ✓ Was Canada immune to the racist currents of thought that swept central Europe in the 's and 's In this landmark book Angus McLaren co author of The Bedroom and the State examines the pervasiveness in Canada of the eugenic notion Own Master Race Eugenics in PDF \ of race betterment and demonstrates that many Canadians believed that radical measures were justified to protect the community from the degenerate The sterilization of the feeble minded in Alberta Our Own Kindle - and British Columbia was merely the most dramatic attempt to limit the numbers of the unfit But in the decades prior to World War Two eugenic preoccupations were to colour discussions of immigration restriction birth control mental testing family allowances and a host of similar social policies Doctors psychiatrists geneticists social workers and mental hygienists provided an anxious Canadian middle class with the reassuring argument that poverty crime prostitution and mental Own Master Race ePUB ´ retardation were primarily the products of defective genes not a defective social system In explaining why biological solutions were sought for social problems McLaren not only provides a provocative reappraisal of the ideas and activities of a generation of feminists political progressives and public health propagandists but he also explores some of the roots of our not so latent racist tendencies.


2 thoughts on “Our Own Master Race Eugenics in Canada 1885 1945 Canadian Social History Series

  1. E E says:

    If you're under the impression that what's now known as the Canadian Association for Mental Health emerged with the best interests of its patients in mind and in the event you can't access the Ian Dowbiggin article 'Keeping this young country sane' CK Clarke immigration restriction and Canadian Psychiatry 1890 1925' read Our Own Master Race Though published eight years prior to the amalgamation of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry and three similar organizations into the CAMH in 1998 the historical narrative presents a pretty clear picture of its institutional origins and development that does not reflect favourably on it to say the least While the majority of this book focuses on other individuals and institutions that had crucial roles in the Canadian eugenics movement it's Clarke's role that's most interesting to me Clarke was a staunch eugenicist with a long professional record not inflected with but defined by a racist anti poor anti immigrant sexually puritanical agenda that's still alive and well in certain pockets of the CAMH Google jurassic clarke toronto for details And he wasn't just some random dude making shit up in his basement; he was Professor of Psychiatry and Dean of Medicine at the University of Toronto and considered a leading public intellectual by the turn of the century Canadian elite How someone who authored a 1916 report titled The Defective Immigrant and a 1924 study claiming that of 125 immigrant girls examined 77 were mentally deficient 36 were prostitutes 31 had sexually transmitted diseases and 18 had children outside of marriage is still so widely revered take a look at how the CAMH refers to him is beyond me


  2. Wes Pue Wes Pue says:

    Disturbing history


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