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The Bell Curve Wars

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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.

Black British Culture and Society

Author : Kwesi Owusu
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Black British Culture and Society brings together in one indispensable volume key writings on the Black community in Britain, from the 'Windrush' immigrations of the late 1940s and 1950s to contemporary multicultural Britain. Combining classic writings on Black British life with new, specially commissioned articles, Black British Culture and Society records the history of the post-war African and Caribbean diaspora, tracing the transformations of Black culture in British society. Black British Culture and Society explores key facets of the Black experience, charting Black Britons' struggles to carve out their own identity and place in an often hostile society. The articles reflect the rich diversity of the Black British experience, addressing economic and social issues such as health, religion, education, feminism, old age, community and race relations, as well as Black culture and the arts, with discussions of performance, carnival, sport, style, literature, theatre, art and film-making. The contributors examine the often tense relationship between successful Black public figures and the media, and address the role of the Black intellectual in public life. Featuring interviews with noted Black artists and writers such as Aubrey Williams, Mustapha Matura and Caryl Phillips, and including articles from key contemporary thinkers, such as Stuart Hall, A. Sivanandan, Paul Gilroy and Henry Louis Gates, Black British Culture and Society provides a rich resource of analysis, critique and comment on the Black community's distinctive contribution to cultural life in Britain today.

The Bell Curve Debate

Author : Russell Jacoby
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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
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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 Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

Author : Christine Ma
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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 it 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.

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Resources in Education

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Rhetoric Public Affairs

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Asian Law Journal

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The Bell Curve

Author : Jesse Russell
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Bell Curve is a best-selling and controversial 1994 book by the Harvard psychologist Richard J. Herrnstein (deceased before the book was released) and political scientist Charles Murray. Its central argument is that intelligence is substantially influenced by both inherited and environmental factors and is a better predictor of many personal dynamics, including financial income, job performance, chance of unwanted pregnancy, and involvement in crime than are an individual's parental socioeconomic status, or education level. The book also argues that those with high intelligence, the "cognitive elite," are becoming separated from those of average and below-average intelligence, and that this is a dangerous social trend with the United States moving toward a more divided society similar to that in Latin America.

Love of Shopping is Not a Gene

Author : Anne Innis Dagg
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In this provocative book, Anne Innis Dagg, an eminent and outspoken critic of Darwinian psychology (alias evolutionary psychology, alias sociobiology), addresses these and other relevant questions. She first presents an overview of the discipline and its popularity among both professionals and lay people, then examines concepts of social behavior-based on "genes vs culture"-including topics of race, intelligence, homosexuality and aggression in the form of rape, infanticide, gang violence, war and general criminology. Focusing on the problems present in much Darwinian psychological research-flawed data, faulty analyses, political motives-this controversial book offers a comprehensive critique of the topics that comprise the most popular scientific theory of the turn of the century: Evolutionary Psychology. In the end, a new perspective emerges which acknowledges the complexity of life by placing at its center the living organism, in its environment, rather than the gene. Book jacket.

Journal of Scientific Exploration

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The Skeptical Inquirer

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Yale Journal of Law the Humanities

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Intelligence Political Inequality and Public Policy

Author : Elliott White
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This timely book deals directly with a topic increasingly in the news and on the minds of policy makers--political inequality. Drawing together a number of leading writers on the topic, White provides a full and serious examination of the biological and environmental factors that may be involved.

The Sport and Society Reader

Author : David Karen
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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.

Contention

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Library Journal

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On Matters of Liberation I

Author : Amardo Rodriguez
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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.

The Reuniting of America

Author : Donald H. Roy
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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.