|aRace and IQ Expanded Edition / |cEdited by Ashley Montagu
|aNew York : |bOxford University Press, |c1999
|aviii, 486 p : |bill ; |c22 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references
|aThe debate over race / Leonard Lieberman--What can biologists solve? / S.E. Luria--The magical aura of the IQ / Jerome Kagan--An examination of Jensen's theory concerning educability, heritability, and population differences / S. Biesheuvel--An affluent society's excuses for inequality / Edmund W. Gordon with Derek Green--Natural selection and the mental capacities of mankind / Th. Dobzhansky and Ashley Montagu--Nature with nurture / Urie Bronfenbrenner--Racist arguments and IQ / Stephen Jay Gould--On creeping Jensenism / C. Loring Brace and Frank B. Livingstone--Race and intelligence / Richard C. Lewontin--Heritability analyses of IQ scores / David Layzer--On the causes of IQ differences between groups and implications for social policy / Peggy R. Sanday--Race and IQ: the genetic background / W.F. Bodmer--Is early intervention effective? Some studies of early education in familial and extra-familial settings / Urie Bronfenbrenner
Publication of the controversial book The Bell Curve prompted an updating of this scholarly masterpiece by distinguished anthropologist Ashley Montagu, whose work has been among the most articulate critiques of pseudoscientific racism over the past five decades. Montagu includes pieces by 20 scientists and writers, including an insightful history of biological determinism by Stephen Jay Gould ("Racist Arguments and IQ"), Jerome Kagan's deconstructive analysis "The Magical Aura of the IQ," and a comprehensive attack on The Bell Curve by Alan Ryan ("Bad Science, Worse Politics"). In his own essays, "Intelligence, IQ, and Race" and "The IQ Mythology," Montagu continues his tireless crusades against the mythologies of racial purity and the fallacies of inherent and inalterable intelligence differences among nonwhite peoples. "Intelligence is a complex function of highly complex variables," Montagu writes, "so complex, indeed, that we can hardly be said to have made a beginning in understanding any of them." --Eugene Holley Jr.