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Race in Mind : Race, IQ, and Other Racisms - Alexander Alland

Race in Mind

Race, IQ, and Other Racisms

Paperback Published: 18th October 2002
ISBN: 9781403965578
Number Of Pages: 219

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The notion that intelligence is somehow related to race is a notoriously tenacious issue in America. Anthropologist Alexander Alland provides the most comprehensive overview of the recent history of research on race and IQ, offering critiques of the biological determinism of Carlton Coon, Arthur Jensen, Cyril Burt, Robert Ardrey, Konrad Lorenz, William Shockley, Michael Levin, and others. This reasoned, authoritative history also explains the basis of evolutionary genetics for the general reader, concluding that biologically, race cannot explain human variation. Written in a lively, conversational style, Alland imparts real, substantive scientific arguments, cuts through the ideological posturing and jargon that so often characterizes discussions about race, and shows us a more nuanced and scientifically valid way to understand the diversity that is the human condition.

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"'His thorough overview and his message...are valuable...' -- V.J. Baker, Choice"

Genetics and Evolution
Race: A Flawed Category
Playing with Fossils: Carlton Coon's Apriori Theory of the Origin of Races
Race and IQ
Biological Determinism and Racism
The Amateurs, Professors All
Harvard in the Act
From Beyond our Borders
Epilogue: Others Racisms and Related Matters
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ISBN: 9781403965578
ISBN-10: 1403965579
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 219
Published: 18th October 2002
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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