Latin eugenics and sexual knowledge in Italy, Spain and Argentina: international networks across the Atlantic, 1916-46

Beccalossi, Chiara (2017) Latin eugenics and sexual knowledge in Italy, Spain and Argentina: international networks across the Atlantic, 1916-46. In: A Global History of Sexual Science, 1880–1960. University of California Press, pp. 304-329. ISBN 9780520293373

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This contribution explores the connection between sexology, eugenics and endocrinology in Argentina, Italy and Spain, c. 1916-16. It argues that sexologists and eugenicists from Latin countries consolidated distinct circuits of knowledge exchange, which in many respects set them apart from their colleagues in Northern Europe and the US. It demonstrates that from its epicenter in Italy a Latin circuit arose where shared scientific traditions such as Lamarckianism, criminal anthropology and biotypology moved amongst medical communities associated with Latin eugenics.

Keywords:Sexology, Hormones, Eugenics, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Homosexuality, Medicine, Biotypology
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V223 Italian History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V290 History by Area not elsewhere classified
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V380 History of Science
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V146 Modern History 1920-1949
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V220 European History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
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Deposited On:22 Dec 2017 09:29

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