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Measured lies : the bell curve examined

Kincheloe, Joe L. (Added Author). Steinberg, Shirley R., 1952- (Added Author). Gresson, Aaron David. (Added Author).

Summary: The publication of Herrnstein and Murray's The Bell Curve enraged readers with its controversial racial and intellectual agenda, which suggested that certain groups of children are genetically unable to learn because of their race and, therefore, unworthy of the educational attention and financial resources that flow from federal and state governments. In Measured Lies, the first thoughtful and reasoned reading of The Bell Curve, Joe Kincheloe, Shirley Steinberg, and Aaron Gresson have assembled some of the most well-respected educators and social theorists writing today. Henry Giroux, Joyce King, Cameron McCathy, Michael Apple, Sander Gilman, Peter McLaren, and many others respond to The Bell Curve chapter by chapter, ultimately taking apart Herrnstein and Murray's argument and exposing the measured lies on which it is based. In addition, the book contains interviews with Paolo Friere, Ellen Willis, Ivor Goodson, and Stanley Aronowitz.

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  • ISBN: 0312129297
  • ISBN: 9780312129293
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 454 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Who said it can't happen here? / Joe L. Kincheloe and Shirley R. Steinberg -- Dominance and dependency: situating The Bell Curve within the conservative restoration / Michael W. Apple -- Bell Curve debate and the crisis of public intellectuals / Henry A. Giroux and Susan Searls -- Ape's IQ / Allen Shelton -- Set-up: crocodile tears for the poor / Phil Francis Carspecken -- For whom The Bell tolls: a cognitive or educated elite? / Yvonna Lincoln -- IQ as commodity: the "new" economics of intelligencem / Richard Cary -- In the name of science and of genetics and of The Bell Curve: white supremacy in American schools / Ladislaus Semali -- Bad luck, bad blood, bad faith: ideological Hegemony and the oppressive language of Hoodoo social science / Joyce E. King.
Subject: Herrnstein, Richard J
Nature and nurture
Intelligence levels United States
Intelligence levels Social aspects United States
Racism in psychology
Intelligence genetics
Intelligence Tests
Social Class
Erfelijkheid en omgeving
Etnische groepen

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