ANN: New Book in Contemporary Anarchist Studies "Anarchism and Eugenics"

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Dear colleagues, 

On behalf of the Series Editors, I am very pleased to announce the publication of the 14th monograph in the Contemporary Anarchist Studies book series, Richard Cleminson's *Anarchism and eugenics: An unlikely convergence, 1890-1940*. The book description follows:

At the heart of this book is what would appear to be a striking and fundamental paradox: the espousal of a 'scientific' doctrine that sought to eliminate 'dysgenics' and champion the 'fit' as a means of 'race' survival by a political and social movement that ostensibly believed in the destruction of the state and the removal of all hierarchical relationships. What explains this reception of eugenics by anarchism? How was eugenics mobilised by anarchists as part of their struggle against capitalism and the state? What were the consequences of this overlap for both anarchism and eugenics as transnational movements?

Further information about the book may be found on the Manchester University Press CAS website, here:

Best wishes,

Laurence (and Alex, Nathan, and Uri) 

Dr. Laurence Davis, Senior Member and Academic Visitor, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6JF, UK and Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland