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FROM SELECTIONS SOCIALES TO SOCIAL SELECTION: TRACING THE ORIGIN AND CAREER OF A FUNDAMENTAL SOCIAL SCIENCE CONCEPT IN FRANCE, ITALY, BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES FROM THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR TO THE COLD WAR

dc.contributor.advisorHerf, Jeffrey Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorDonohue, Christopher Richarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-19T05:31:50Z
dc.date.available2019-06-19T05:31:50Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/u6oa-yff5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/21873
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation argues that “social selection,” a social scientific concept first formulated by the anthropologist Paul Broca and later systematized and popularized by Vacher de Lapouge, had a decisive influence in the development of the American and British social sciences before the Second World War. Through a series of densely argued case studies, ranging from the disciplines of anthropology, ethnology, demography and sociology, I contend that discussions of social selection in the writings of social scientists as varied as Franz Boas and Piritim Sorokin were integral to their social theory and their social science. Writers used social selection to define the limits of the natural and to describe key facets of their own social theory. My discussions of social selection also show key conceptual continuities in the history of the social sciences while also using discussions of social selection to interrogate under-analyzed aspects of a variety of important figuresen_US
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dc.titleFROM SELECTIONS SOCIALES TO SOCIAL SELECTION: TRACING THE ORIGIN AND CAREER OF A FUNDAMENTAL SOCIAL SCIENCE CONCEPT IN FRANCE, ITALY, BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES FROM THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR TO THE COLD WARen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHistoryen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledantisemitismen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledhistory of ideasen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsocial mobilityen_US


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