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163–6. H. Lundborg, ‘The Danger of Degeneracy’, Eugenics Review, 13/4 (1921), pp. 531–9, 532. [ 36 ] BRITISH EUGENICS, EMPIRE AND RACE 74 Stepan, The Idea of Race in Science, p. 112. 75 S. Fazan, An Examination of the Rate of Population Increase of the Kikuyu Tribe (1932), KNA, VQ/1/20. 76 Kenya Colony and Protectorate Census, 1948, KNA, CS/1/1/3. 77 M. G. Redley, ‘The Politics of a Predicament: The White Community in Kenya 1918–1932’ (PhD thesis, Cambridge, 1976), p. 3. 78 Kenya Colony and Protectorate Census, 1948, KNA, CS/1/1/3.
62 Keith believed that human races were ancient and distinct from one another, emphasising the biological essentialism of race. Elliot Smith was an ardent believer in diffusionism, the theory that cultural and technological inventions were made once and then spread across human populations. The underlying focus of diffusionism was on culture rather than race; it implied that human brains were largely the same in different races and that cultural development relied on the circumstances of exposure and [ 23 ] RACE AND EMPIRE environment.
159. E. J. Lidbetter, ‘The Social Problem Group as Illustrated by a Series of East London Pedigrees’, Eugenics Review, 24/1 (1932), p. 9. Mazumdar, Eugenics, Human Genetics and Human Failings, p. 139. Kevles, In the Name of Eugenics, p. 176. Mazumdar, Eugenics, Human Genetics and Human Failings, p. 211. , p. 196. , pp. 196–230. Report of the Mental Deficiency Committee being a Joint Committee of the Board of Education and the Board of Control (Wood Report) (London, 1929). ‘Report of Mental Deficiency Committee’, BMJ (1932), Supplement, 25 June, pp.
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