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The Bell Curve Wars

Author : Steven Fraser
ISBN : 0465006930
Genre : Social Science
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The Bell Curve by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray has generated a firestorm of debate, confirming for some their secret belief in the innate inferiority of certain ”races” or ethnic groups, angering many who view the book as an ill-concealed racist manifesto, and worrying untold others who fear the further racial polarization of American society. In The Bell Curve Wars, a group of our country's most distinguished intellectuals dismantles the alleged scientific foundations and criticizes the alarming public policy conclusions of this incendiary book.Anyone who has wondered about the connection among genes, race, and intelligence, all those anxious about racial antagonisms in our nation, those who question the efficacy of social welfare programs, all those troubled but unconvinced by Herrnstein and Murray's book, will want to read The Bell Curve Wars.

The Bell Curve Wars

Author : Steven Fraser
ISBN : 0465006922
Genre : Education
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The Bell Curve

Author : Christine Ma
ISBN : 9781351352956
Genre : Social Science
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Herrnstein & Murray's The Bell Curve is a deeply controversial text that raises serious issues about the stakes involved in reasoning and interpretation. The authors’ central contention is that intelligence is the primary factor determining social outcomes for individuals – and that it is a better predictor of achievement than income, background or socioeconomic status. One of the major issues raised by the book was its discussion of 'racial differences in intelligence,' and its contention that there is a link between the low observed test scores and social outcomes for African-Americans and their lack of social attainment. While the authors produce and interpret a great deal of data to back up their contentions, they ultimately fail to tackle the problem that neither 'intelligence' nor 'race' have widely accepted definitions in biology, anthropology or sociology. In consequence, the book has been termed both ‘racist’ and ‘pseudoscientific’ thanks to what its critics see as both its faulty reasoning and its uncautious interpretation of evidence. The debate continues to this day, with academics on both sides engaged in fierce arguments over what can be argued from the data that Herrnstein and Murray used.

The Bell Curve Debate

Author : Russell Jacoby
ISBN : UOM:39015031745345
Genre : Social Science
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Gathers reviews and essays about the controversial book, "The Bell Curve," from a variety of viewpoints

The Bell Curve

Author : Richard J. Herrnstein
ISBN : 143913491X
Genre : History
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The controversial book linking intelligence to class and race in modern society, and what public policy can do to mitigate socioeconomic differences in IQ, birth rate, crime, fertility, welfare, and poverty.

The Bell Curve Plus

Author : Shawn Fan
ISBN : 1649903022
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Asian Law Journal

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ISBN : OSU:32437010298855
Genre : Asian Americans
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Love Of Shopping Is Not A Gene

Author : Anne Innis Dagg
ISBN : UOM:39015059238140
Genre : Psychology
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At the beginning of the 21st century, genes are used to explain almost every aspect of human life, from social inequalities to health, sexuality and criminality. Although few people have studied genetics, our culture is full of casual references to them. The Darwinian, if asked to comment on our evident 'love of shopping,' would declare it to be in our genes. As former hunters and gatherers, they would say, there is no qualitative difference between gathering fruits and shopping for food, clothes, housewares or knickknacks. One can read not only about the “shopping gene,” but also about the “reading gene,” the “humility gene” and the “coaching gene.” Pop science, fostered by Darwinian psychology, run amok. This book is a critique of Darwinian psychology—alias evolutionary psychology, alias sociobiology—the study of the social behavior of animals and people based on evolution. In this provocative work, Anne Innis Dagg, an eminent and outspoken critic of this ideology, first presents an overview of the theory and its popularity both among professionals and lay people, then she examines concepts of social behavior—based on “genes vs. culture”—-including: aggression in the form of rape, infanticide, homicide, gang violence and war, and general criminality; homosexuality in both the human and the animal world; and race, IQ and environment. Focusing on the problems present in much Darwinian psychological research—flawed data, faulty analysis, and political motives—this controversial book offers the first comprehensible critique of the most popular scientific theory of the late 20th century. Anne Innis Dagg has an M.A. in Genetics and a Ph.D. in animal behavior. She is the author of numerous books, including The Camel: Its Ecology, Behavior and Relationship with Man, and The Feminine Gaze: A Compendium of Nonfiction Women Authors and Their Books. She is currently academic director of independent studies at the University of Waterloo in Ontario.

The Skeptical Inquirer

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ISBN : UOM:39015075716483
Genre : Electronic journals
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Yale Journal Of Law The Humanities

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ISBN : UCAL:B4953900
Genre : Culture and law
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The Sport And Society Reader

Author : David Karen
ISBN : 0415772494
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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'The Sport and Society Reader' introduces the most important theoretical approaches to the study of sport and comprehensively explores the key themes that define the discipline.

Library Journal

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ISBN : IND:30000046779215
Genre : Libraries
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On Matters Of Liberation I

Author : Amardo Rodriguez
ISBN : UOM:39015050705550
Genre : Law
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This volume argues that discussing liberation limits our understanding by avoiding the origins of hierarchy. Examining this topic, the author raises the stakes in debates about liberation, challenging what passes for common ground and moving discussions to moral, existential and spiritual realms.

Contention

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105017423919
Genre : Civilization, Modern
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The Reuniting Of America

Author : Donald H. Roy
ISBN : UOM:39015038613777
Genre : History
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Multiculturalism raises the issue of what characterizes our unity as Americans. Specific issues are treated in dialogues: immigration policy; affirmative action; redistricting; IQ and race; feminism; hate/abuse speech; the handicapped; logos and symbols; whether English should be our official language; and multicultural education. These dialogues present the best arguments of the different sides and reveal how these sides might argue back and forth. A positive approach (reuniting America) rather than a negative approach (disuniting America), is followed.

Proceedings Annual Conference On Taxation And Minutes Of The Annual Meeting Of The National Tax Association

Author : National Tax Association
ISBN : UCSC:32106017379873
Genre : Local taxation
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Documents Of American Prejudice

Author : S. T. Joshi
ISBN : 0465016243
Genre : Social Science
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Most of us know something of America's long history of racial prejudice, but it's easy to forget the extent to which explicit racism has been, until only recently, an acceptable part of public discourse, in many cases espoused by some of the country's most influential and public figures and bolstered by references to well-respected scientific, religious, and philosophical theories. In Documents of American Prejudice, S. T. Joshi provides an anthology of primary documents tracing the evolution of racial prejudice since early colonial times.In the more than 100 selections spanning more than 300 years of injustice, we hear the voices of both well-loved and reviled figures, from Thomas Jefferson to David Duke. They write about the supposed shortcomings of specific ethnic and racial groups and in defense of racist theories like Social Darwinism and eugenics. Included also are arguments against racism, which highlight a tradition of anti-racist writing in American history. Sobering, lively, infuriating, and provocative, this thoughtfully edited anthology shows us America's long and tangled history of racial prejudice and helps us understand contemporary American racism through the prism of the country's history.

Glass Ceilings And Bottomless Pits

Author : Randy Albelda
ISBN : MINN:31951D014736894
Genre : Social Science
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'This extraordinarily lucid book demonstrates that women from all walks of life get the short end of the stick because of their gender. From welfare mothers to corporate executives, Albelda and Tilly show and why the powers-that-be benefit from scapegoating and marginalizing women.' Professor Mimi Abramowitz, author, Regulating the Lives of WomenA cogent analysis of the economic and social realities for women in the United States, across class lines. In an age when the right wing manipulates the dialogue around women's issues to separate middle- and upper-class women from their poorer sisters this book's facts, figures, and analysis provide a much needed antidote.

Soldiers Of Misfortune

Author : Valerie L. Scatamburlo
ISBN : UOM:39015047130607
Genre : Philosophy
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In "Soldiers of Misfortune," Valerie Scatamburlo provides the first systematic account of the political correctness phenomenon. The author contends that the New Right's campaign against P.C. must be understood contextually, as part of the conservative movement's broader -war of position-. She traces the historical genealogy of the contemporary New Right, the network of corporate-sponsored funding undergirding their anti-P.C. assault; and examines the mainstream media's complicity in propagating anti-P.C. rhetoric. Scatamburlo, however, challenges the notion that the P.C. ethos is merely a myth concocted by the New Right and addresses some of the disturbing tendencies in contemporary Left theory and politics. She locates the P.C. phenomenon theoretically and politically between the linguistic turn in social theory and the rise of identity politics. Claiming that P.C. is, in many ways, a form of pseudoradicalism, the author argues that progressive intellectuals must move beyond the edicts of P.C., the narrowness of identity politics, and the excesses of postmodernism."

Introduction To The Theory Of Superfluidity

Author : Isaac M. Khalatnikov
ISBN : 0465006949
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A classic from 1965, this book covers the main aspects of the theory of quantum liquids, including the elementary excitation spectrum, hydrodynamics, and kinetic phenomena. The book requires no special training and assumes only general knowledge of the fundamentals of theoretical physics. It was developed from studies at the Institute of Physical Problems of the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences and can be used as a guide for professors teaching quantum liquid theory or as a text for graduate students.

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