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    Faces of degeneration: a European disorder, c.1848–1918

    Pick, Daniel (1993) Faces of degeneration: a European disorder, c.1848–1918. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521457538.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: This book investigates the specific conception and descent of a language of 'degeneration' from 1848–1918, with particular reference to France, Italy and England. Daniel Pick shows how in the refraction and wake of evolution and naturalism, new images and theories of atavism, 'degenerescence' and socio-biological decline emerged in European culture and politics. He indicates the wide cultural and political importance of the idea of degeneration, whilst showing that the notion could mean different things at different times in different places.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 17:06
    Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 17:06
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18285

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