Fae Brauer; Anthea Callen
Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008.
24cm x 16cm. xviii, 298 pages, black and white illustrations. Black cloth, silver lettering, illustrated jacket.
“This book reveals how art and sex promoted the desire for the genetically perfect body. Its eight chapters demonstrate that before eugenics was stigmatized by the Holocaust and Western histories were sanitized of its prevalence, a vast array of Western politicians, physicians, eugenic societies, family leagues, health associations, laboratories and museums advocated, through verbal and visual cultures, the breeding of ‘the master race’. Each chapter illustrates the uncanny resemblances between models of sexual management and the perfect eugenic body in America, Britain, France, Communist Russia and Nazi Germany both before and after the Second World War…”
. Fine Condition. $100 AUD.