Post-War Eugenics, Reproductive Choices and Population Policies in Greece, 1950s–1980s

Authors: Barmpouti, Alexandra

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  • Offers new insights into the eugenics and birth control movement in Greece to show the continuity of eugenics during the post-war period
  • Presents research from previously unexplored Greek, American and British archives
  • Situates the Greek case within an international context, exploring the development of a network of Greek, American and British eugenicists 
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This book sheds light on the history of Greek eugenics during the post-war period. At this time, eugenics had already been condemned by international declarations. Alexandra Barmpouti, however, challenges the assumption that eugenics disappeared and confirms the continuity of eugenics after the Second World War. She looks at the Greek paradigm because it included the establishment of a eugenics society in 1953 and revealed the contact of Greek eugenicists with renowned British and American birth control advocates. 
The book covers for the first time the untold history of contraception in Greece during the 1950s and 1960s when the use of female contraceptives was forbidden. It thus argues that birth control was ideologically based on eugenics. In the same context, the book discusses significant breakthroughs related to eugenics, such as the rise of the feminist movement and the advance of human genetics that took place during this period.

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Alexandra Barmpouti holds a PhD in the History of Medicine from Oxford Brookes University. Her research interests include the relationship between eugenics and the control of human reproduction and population management. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Post-War Eugenics, Reproductive Choices and Population Policies in Greece, 1950s–1980s
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03568-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03568-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03567-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 204
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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