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Breeding Superman: Nietzsche, Race and Eugenics in Edwardian and Interwar Britain (Liverpool University Press - Studies in European Regional Cultures)

Stone, Dan

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ISBN 10: 0853239878 / ISBN 13: 9780853239871
Published by Liverpool University Press, U.S.A., 2002
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Some very light bumping to DJ at head of spine. A nice clean copy otherwise. Binding tight and square. Text block clean and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # 034695

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Title: Breeding Superman: Nietzsche, Race and ...

Publisher: Liverpool University Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

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Before the First World War there existed an intellectual turmoil in Britain as great as any in Germany, France or Russia, as the debates over Nietzsche and eugenics in the context of early modernism reveal. With the rise of fascism after 1918, these debates became more ideologically driven, with science and vitalist philosophy being hailed in some quarters as saviours from bourgeois decadence, vituperated in others as heralding the onset of barbarism. Breeding Superman looks at several of the leading Nietzscheans and eugenicists, and challenges the long-cherished belief that British intellectuals were fundamentally uninterested in race. The result is a study of radical ideas which are conventionally written out of histories of the politics and culture of the period.

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