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Man's Most Dangerous Myth : The Fallacy of Race, Sixth Edition: The Fallacy of Race, Sixth Edition - Ashley Montagu

Man's Most Dangerous Myth

The Fallacy of Race, Sixth Edition: The Fallacy of Race, Sixth Edition

Paperback Published: 1st February 1998
ISBN: 9780803946484
Number Of Pages: 302

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Man's Most Dangerous Myth was first published in 1942, when Nazism flourished, when African Americans sat at the back of the bus, and when race was considered the determinant of people's character and intelligence. It presented a revolutionary theory for its time; breaking the link between genetics and culture, it argued that race is largely a social construction and not constitutive of significant biological differences between people. In the ensuing 55 years, as Ashley Montagu's radical hypothesis became accepted knowledge, succeeding editions of his book traced the changes in our conceptions of race and race relations over the 20th century. Now, over 50 years later, Man's Most Dangerous Myth is back in print, fully revised by the original author. Montagu is internationally renowned for his work on race, as well as for such influential books as The Natural Superiority of Women, Touching, and The Elephant Man. This new edition contains Montagu's most complete explication of his theory and a thorough updating of previous editions. The Sixth Edition takes on the issues of the Bell Curve, IQ testing, ethnic cleansing and other current race relations topics, as well as contemporary restatements of topics previously addressed. A bibliography of almost 3,000 published items on race, compiled over a lifetime of work, is of enormous research value. Also available is an abridged student edition containing the essence of Montagu's argument, its policy implications, and his thoughts on contemporary race issues for use in classrooms. Ahead of its time in 1942, Montagu's arguments still contribute essential and salient perspectives as we face the issue of race in the 1990s. Man's Most Dangerous Myth is the seminal work of one of the 20th century's leading intellectuals, essential reading for all scholars and students of race relations.

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This timeless work is more relevant today than ever.--Kenneth Hemmerick "Israfax "

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
About the Authorp. 9
Foreword to the First Editionp. 11
Foreword to the Sixth Editionp. 13
Preface to the Sixth Editionp. 25
Introductionp. 31
The Origin of the Concept of Racep. 41
The Fallaciousness of the Older Anthropological Conception of Racep. 99
The Genetical Theory of Racep. 111
The Biological Factsp. 121
Natural Selection and the Mental Capacities of Humankindp. 145
The Mythology of Race, or "For Whom the Bell Tolls"p. 155
Race and Societyp. 175
Biological and Social Factorsp. 193
Psychological Factorsp. 225
The Creative Power of Ethnic Mixturep. 253
Eugenics, Genetics, and Racep. 297
Race and Culturep. 311
Race and Warp. 325
Race and Bloodp. 359
Innate Aggression and Racep. 369
Myths Relating to the Physical Traits of Blacksp. 391
Are the Jews a Race?p. 417
The First Americansp. 439
The Meaning of Equal Opportunityp. 453
Race and Democracyp. 461
Racism and Social Actionp. 473
Sociocultural Behavioral Influencesp. 483
Intelligence, IQ, and Racep. 507
Ethnic Group and Racep. 521
The Fallacy of the Primitivep. 531
The Term Miscegenationp. 537
Intelligence of Northern Blacks and Southern Whites in the First World Warp. 539
Bibliographyp. 567
Indexp. 679
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ISBN: 9780803946484
ISBN-10: 0803946481
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 1st February 1998
Publisher: ALTA MIRA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Abridged