The Nation as Object: Race, Blood, and Biopolitics in Interwar Romania

  title={The Nation as Object: Race, Blood, and Biopolitics in Interwar Romania},
  author={Marius Turda},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  pages={413 - 441}
In this article, Marius Turda discusses Romanian anthropological and serological research during the interwar period. At the time, the physical contours of the nation captured the attention of specialists and lay commentators alike, from skeptical believers in the historical destiny of the nation to those obsessed with national essence. In this context, anthropology and serology provided scientific legitimacy to the assumption that there was a racial nucleus within the Romanian nation that the… Expand
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