Bell Curve Debate History, Documents, Opinions

ISBN-10: 0812925874
ISBN-13: 9780812925876
Edition: 1995
List price: $16.00
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Description: Russell Jacoby and Naomi Glauberman have edited a book on race, class, and intelligence that will stand for the foreseeable future as the authoritative guide to the extraordinary controversy ignited by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray's  More...

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/28/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Russell Jacoby and Naomi Glauberman have edited a book on race, class, and intelligence that will stand for the foreseeable future as the authoritative guide to the extraordinary controversy ignited by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray's incendiary bestseller, The Bell Curve. The editors have gathered together both the best of recent reviews and essays, and salient documents drawn from the curious history of this heated debate. The Bell Curve Debate captures the fervor, anger, and scope of an almost unprecedented national argument over the very idea of democracy and the possibility of a tolerant, multiracial America. It is an essential companion and answer to The Bell Curve, and provides scholarship and polemic from every point of view. It is a must-read for the informed citizen in search of all the views fit to print.

Russell Jacoby is a professor of history and education at UCLA and the author of several books of history, politics, and cultural criticism, including The End of Utopia: Politics and Culture in the Age of Apathy, Dogmatic Wisdom: How the Culture Wars Divert Education and Distract America, and The Last Intellectuals: American Culture in the Age of Academe. He also reviews books for The Nation, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and other publications.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Reviews and Argumentsp. 3
Mismeasure by Any Measurep. 3
Apocalypse Now?p. 14
Blacktop Basketball and The Bell Curvep. 30
The Median Is the Messagep. 44
Clever Arguments, Atrocious Sciencep. 53
Skin-Deep Sciencep. 57
Scholarly Brinkmanshipp. 61
Innumeracyp. 73
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statisticsp. 81
Sermon as Sciencep. 106
Dangerous, but Importantp. 110
A Dystopian Fablep. 115
The Heart of the Matterp. 119
Sources and Polemicsp. 125
Tainted Sourcesp. 125
The Curious Laird of Niggp. 140
Inside the Pioneer Fundp. 144
Professors of Hatep. 162
The Rushton Filep. 179
Theories of East Asian Superiorityp. 201
Ireland's "Low" IQ: A Critiquep. 222
Opinions and Testimoniesp. 235
A Long Traditionp. 235
The Truth about Asian Americansp. 238
For Whom the Bell Curve Really Tollsp. 241
A Triumph of Packagingp. 246
Throwing a Curvep. 249
Born to Losep. 252
Brandedp. 255
Timing Is Everythingp. 258
Intellectual Brown Shirtsp. 263
Breaking Ranksp. 269
Defining Racep. 273
Too Clever by Halfp. 276
Correlation as Causationp. 280
Blood Simplep. 283
Resurgent Racismp. 285
So What!p. 287
The Limits of IQp. 290
The IQ Cultp. 293
A Large and Enduring Marketp. 296
Lessons of The Bell Curvep. 299
Right Is Rightp. 302
Straightening Out The Bell Curvep. 305
On Not Getting Itp. 314
Minority Reportp. 316
Get Smartp. 319
Ethnicity, Genetics, and Cutenessp. 322
Conservative Commentary and Critiquep. 325
Legacy of Racismp. 325
Living with Inequalityp. 331
Paroxysms of Denialp. 335
Is Intelligence Fixed?p. 338
Methodological Fetishismp. 342
Dispiritedp. 346
The Multicultural Trapp. 351
Back to the Futurep. 354
A Moral Imperativep. 358
Restoration Manp. 364
The Press Speaks Outp. 375
The Bellicose Curvep. 375
A High Ignorance Quotientp. 377
Dead-End Curvep. 379
What's at Stakep. 381
The Bell Curve Agendap. 383
IQ and Social Justicep. 386
IQ Is Not Destinyp. 389
Origins and Implicationsp. 393
Hereditary Talent and Character (1865)p. 393
On Breeding Good Stock (1903)p. 410
Genius, Fame, and Race (1897)p. 417
The Negro (1911)p. 438
Testing America's Intelligencep. 441
Eugenics Comes to Americap. 441
The Pioneers of IQ Testingp. 476
Black Intellectuals on IQ Testsp. 510
The Measurement of Intelligence (1916)p. 542
The Rising Tide of Color (1920)p. 553
The Mental Age of Americans (1922)p. 561
A Future for the Tests (1922)p. 566
A Study of American Intelligence (1923)p. 571
What the Army "Intelligence" Tests Measured (1924)p. 583
The Return of the Repressedp. 599
IQp. 599
The Differences Are Realp. 617
Differences Are Not Deficitsp. 630
Jensen and Educational Differencesp. 640
Science or Superstition?p. 653
Further Readingp. 679
Permissions Acknowledgmentsp. 683
Indexp. 689
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