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Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, History of Religions.
2014 (English)In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 6, no 56, 1015-1024 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper offers a critical examination of UNESCO’s cultural heritage conven-tions with special regard to the declared transhumanism of the organization’s first director-general, Sir Julian Huxley. While Huxley’s advocation of eugenics is a well-established fact, this part of his intellectual heritage is usually not considered overtly aligned to his ideas about cultural preservation. On closer consideration, however, improvement and preservation (both cultural and biological) turn out to be closely associated concerns in the field of Huxley’s intellectual vision.

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Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2014. Vol. 6, no 56, 1015-1024 p.
Keyword [en]
Cultural heritage; Eugenics; Julian Huxley; Transhumanism; UNESCO; Voyager spacecrafts
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History of Religions
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology; History of Ideas; History of Religion
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-112697DOI: 10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1461015OAI: diva2:779931
Available from: 2015-01-13 Created: 2015-01-13 Last updated: 2015-04-16Bibliographically approved

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