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The smart culture : society, intelligence, and law

Author: Robert L Hayman
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1998.
Series: Critical America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Interweaving engaging narratives with dramatic case studies, Robert L. Hayman, Jr., has written a history of intelligence that will forever change the way we think about who is smart and who is not. To give weight to his assertion that intelligence is not simply an inherent characteristic but rather reflects the interests and predispositions of those doing the measuring, Hayman traces numerous campaigns to classify  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Hayman
ISBN: 0814735339 9780814735336 0814735347 9780814735343
OCLC Number: 37499854
Description: xv, 398 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Smart People --
The First Object of Government --
Creation Myths In the Nature of Things --
Myths of Race and Racism --
A Neutral Qualification --
Myths of the Market Creating the Smart Culture --
Myths of Inferiority The Smart Culture --
Myths of Intelligence The Constitution Is Powerless --
Myths of Equality under Law --
Epilogue --
The Next Reconstruction. 1. Introduction: Smart People --
2. The First Object of Government: Creation Myths --
3. In the Nature of Things: Myths of Race and Racism --
4. A Neutral Qualification: Myths of the Market --
5. Creating the Smart Culture: Myths of Inferiority --
6. The Smart Culture: Myths of Intelligence --
7. The Constitution Is Powerless: Myths of Equality under Law --
Epilogue: The Next Reconstruction.
Series Title: Critical America.
Responsibility: Robert L. Hayman, Jr.
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Interweaving narratives and dramatic case studies, the author argues that persistent beliefs in a natural hierarchy of intelligence among humans have affected the way intelligence has been measured  Read more...

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