第二次世界大戦前アメリカ合衆国における優生学者の民主制論 : 精神薄弱論との関連 Eugenicists' Views on Democracy in Relation to "the Feebleminded" in Pre-World War II America

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Abstract

The present paper examines how "the feebleminded" to whom eugenicists were most hostile were regarded and what kind of image of democracy many eugenical scientists had in pre-World War II America. Eugenical scientists viewed the government as a system run by men of ability. "The feebleminded," therefore, were regarded as inferior people, and thought to be lacking in the citizenship necessary in order to contribute to society. Even after the 1930s, when eugenics discourse began to decline, mainline eugenical scientists did not accept the idea that "the feebleminded" were citizens of a democratic society, although some scientists ventured to defend the rights of "the feebleminded".

Journal

  • The Japanese Journal of Special Education

    The Japanese Journal of Special Education 45(6), 459-471, 2008

    The Japanese Association of Special Education

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110007329107
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00172513
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    0387-3374
  • NDL Article ID
    9452481
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZF9(教育--各科教育)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z7-314
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS  IR  J-STAGE 
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