ERIC Number: EJ598296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Racial Differences and Social Meanings: Research on "Black" and "White" Infants' Motor Development, c. 1931-1992.
Barnes, Barbara A.; Zieff, Susan G.; Anderson, David I.
Quest, v51 n4 p328-45 Nov 1999
Examines how categories of race have been historically constructed and applied to science, reviewing research comparing black and white infant motor development from 1931-92; investigating how scientific studies of black motor precocity were influenced by social views on race and racial differences characteristic of the times; and suggesting that science is a sociopolitical activity, influenced by researchers' social and political biases. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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