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ERIC Number: EJ589345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0033-5630
The Statistical War on Equality: Visions of American Virtuosity in "The Bell Curve."
Grey, Stephanie Houston
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v85 n3 p303-29 Aug 1999
Examines the "sedimented" history of probability in America using Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray's "The Bell Curve." Suggests this model reinforces ethnic hierarchy and differences by creating a "moral cartography" for the nation. Defines this spatial rhetoric with three sociographic dynamics. Concludes with suggestions for a counter discourse that resists the probabilistic mandate. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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