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Cultură şi biopolitică în România
Culture and Biopolitics in Romania

Author(s): Răzvan Pârâianu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Universităţii Petru Maior
Keywords: biopolitics; eugenics; nationalism; social health; Romania; modernity; social elite.

Summary/Abstract: Traditionally, the study of social elite was related to social emancipation and political ascension, education and professional strategies, national and local leadership, etc. Yet, recent scholarship on radical ideologies, cultural and revolutionary movements, scientific doctrines and health policies, imply a more intimate relationship between those people perceived as respectable social pillars and those marginalized and excluded from society. Reflecting on Marius Turda’s earlier considerations about the Eugenic and Biopolitical Studies in Romania, the present article argues for the establishment of a new research theme entitled Culture and Biopolitics in Romania.

  • Issue Year: 09/2009
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 379-384
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Romanian