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Women and Eugenics in Interwar Transylvania
Women and Eugenics in Interwar Transylvania

Author(s): Zsuzsa Bokor
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Health and medicine and law, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939)
Published by: Naučno društvo za istoriju zdravstvene kulture
Keywords: eugenics; prostitution; venereal diseases; gender identity; feminity; Romania

Summary/Abstract: My paper will focus on the eugenic movement of the Transylvanian medical society in the interwar period. The article attempt to chart the elements in this discourse related to gender and sexuality and will analyze what kinds of transition exist between different gender constructions related to women in this eugenic point of view. Therefore my presentation desires to be the analysis of relations along the oppositions between us and them, feminine and masculine, local and stranger, usual and unusual.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 34
  • Page Range: 29-37
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English