ERIC Number: ED382746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Bell Curve Wars. Race, Intelligence, and the Future of America.
Fraser, Steven, Ed.
"The Bell Curve" by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray has generated enormous debate as a result of its claim that there is a connection between race and intelligence. The essays of this collection respond to "The Bell Curve" in various ways. Taken together, the following offer an antidote to a work of dubious premises and socially alarming predictions: (1) "Curveball" (Stephen Jay Gould); (2) "Cracking Open the IQ Box" (Howard Gardner); (3) "Race, IQ, and Scientism" (Richard Nisbett); (4) "The Sources of 'The Bell Curve'" (Jeffrey Rosen and Charles Lane); (5) "Paradise Miscalculated" (Dante Ramos); (6) "Ethnicity and IQ" (Thomas Sowell); (7) "Back to the Future with 'The Bell Curve': Jim Crow, Slavery, and 'G'" (Jacqueline Jones); (8) "Why Now?" (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.); (9) "Caste, Crime, and Precocity" (Andrew Hacker); (10) "Has There Been a Cognitive Revolution in America? The Flawed Sociology of 'The Bell Curve'" (Alan Wolfe); (11) "Hearts of Darkness" (John B. Judis); (12) "The 'It-Matters-Little' Gambit" (Mickey Kaus); (13) "Scientific Truth and the American Dilemma" (Nathan Glazer); (14) "Equality: An Endangered Faith" (Martin Peretz); (15) "The Lowerers" (Leon Wieseltier); (16) "Developing the Rage To Win" (Hugh Pearson); (17) "Brave New Right" (Michael Lind); (18) "The Phony War" (Randall Kennedy); and (19) "For Whom the Bell Curves" (Orlando Patterson). (SLD)
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Futures (of Society), Genetics, Heredity, Intelligence, Intelligence Differences, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests, Nature Nurture Controversy, Racial Differences, Social Bias, Sociobiology, Statistical Analysis
Harper Collins Publishers, 1000 Keystone Industrial Park, Scranton, PA 18512-4621 ($10; $14 Canadian).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers: Bell Curve (The)
Note: Collection of commentaries on "The Bell Curve" by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray.