Society for Biodemography and Social Biology

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The Society for Biodemography and Social Biology, formerly known as the Society for the Study of Social Biology and before then as the American Eugenics Society, is dedicated to "furthering the discussion, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge about biological and sociocultural forces which affect the structure and composition of human populations."wikipedia
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Eugenics

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The Society formed after the success of the Second International Congress on Eugenics (New York, 1921). Consequentially, the society focused more on genetics and less on class-based eugenics.
Organizations were formed to win public support and sway opinion towards responsible eugenic values in parenthood, including the British Eugenics Education Society of 1907 and the American Eugenics Society of 1921.

Madison Grant

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The founders included Madison Grant, Harry H. Laughlin, Irving Fisher, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and Henry Crampton.
Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, he served on the boards of many eugenic and philanthropic societies, including the board of trustees at the American Museum of Natural History, a director of the American Eugenics Society, vice president of the Immigration Restriction League, a founding member of the Galton Society, and one of the eight members of the International Committee of Eugenics.

Frederick Osborn

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Under the direction of Frederick Osborn the society started to place greater focus on issues of population control, genetics, and, later, medical genetics.
He was one of the founding members of the American Eugenics Society in 1926 and joined the Galton Institute in 1928, serving as its Secretary in 1931.

Henry Pratt Fairchild

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He was involved with the founding of Planned Parenthood and served as President to the American Eugenics Society.

Harry H. Laughlin

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The founders included Madison Grant, Harry H. Laughlin, Irving Fisher, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and Henry Crampton.
Support for groups like the American Eugenics Society began to fade.

Irving Fisher

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The founders included Madison Grant, Harry H. Laughlin, Irving Fisher, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and Henry Crampton.
He also defended eugenics, serving in the scientific advisory board of the Eugenics Record Office and as first president of the American Eugenics Society.

Biodemography and Social Biology

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The Society's official journal is Biodemography and Social Biology, which was originally established in 1954 as Eugenics Quarterly.
It was established in 1954 and is published by Routledge on behalf of the Society for Biodemography and Social Biology, of which it is the official journal.

Ellsworth Huntington

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He served as President of the Ecological Society of America in 1917, the Association of American Geographers in 1923 and President of the Board of Directors of the Society for Biodemography and Social Biology from 1934 to 1938.

C. C. Little

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Also in 1929 he took on a part-time job as managing director of the American Society for the Control of Cancer (later became the American Cancer Society (ACS)) and served as President to the American Eugenics Society.

Maurice Bigelow

He served as president of the American Eugenics Society from 1940 until 1945, as director of the School of Practical Arts at Columbia University Teacher’s College and was affiliated with the American Federation for Sex Hygiene.

Joseph Lee Rodgers

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He is a past president of the Society for the Study of Social Biology, the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, and Divisions 5 and 34 of the American Psychological Association.

Harry L. Shapiro

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He was president of the American Eugenics Society from 1955-62.

Galton Institute

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New York City

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The Society formed after the success of the Second International Congress on Eugenics (New York, 1921).

Henry Fairfield Osborn

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The founders included Madison Grant, Harry H. Laughlin, Irving Fisher, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and Henry Crampton.

Henry Crampton

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The founders included Madison Grant, Harry H. Laughlin, Irving Fisher, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and Henry Crampton.

Class discrimination

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Consequentially, the society focused more on genetics and less on class-based eugenics.

Roe v. Wade

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After the Roe v. Wade decision was released in 1973, the Society was reorganized and renamed The Society for the Study of Social Biology.

Birth control

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Osborn said, "The name was changed because it became evident that changes of a eugenic nature would be made for reasons other than eugenics, and that tying a eugenic label on them would more often hinder than help their adoption. Birth control and abortion are turning out to be great eugenic advances of our time."