Disability, "Unfit" Bodies and Eugenic Stigma

This Think Human talk will explore the legacies of eugenics in connection with disability.

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Professor Marius Turda, Oxford Brookes University, and guest speaker Mrs Ramandeep Kaur, campaigner and parent activist, will explore the legacies of eugenics in connection with disability.

After the Holocaust, eugenics was met with general opprobrium, yet it continued to attract political and scientific support. Like the last dandelion seed which clings to the flower until it is blown away by the wind, eugenics replanted itself into fresh ground, providing sustenance to various social, economic, and educational policies across the world. Eugenic terminology developed during the period between 1880 and 1940 remains functional in our society today, especially in connection to able bodies.

By engaging with the history of eugenics, and demanding its condemnation, we strive to understand and reckon with the past, and continue to work for a more fair and just society.
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Contact us

Gill Cross & Bradley Raymond

hellohss@brookes.ac.uk

Location

The Forum, John Henry Brookes Building ,

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