The Resource The science and politics of racial research, William H. Tucker

The science and politics of racial research, William H. Tucker

Label
The science and politics of racial research
Title
The science and politics of racial research
Statement of responsibility
William H. Tucker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Unlike other critiques of the scientific literature on racial difference, The Science and Politics of Racial Research argues that there has been no scientific purpose or value to the study of innate differences in ability between groups. William Tucker shows how, for more than a century, scientific investigations of supposedly innate differences in ability between races have been used to rationalize social and political inequality as the unavoidable consequence of natural differences. Tucker structures his work chronologically, with each chapter describing how research on genetic difference was used in a particular era to support a particular political agenda. He begins with the use of science to support slavery in the mid-nineteenth century and ends with the effects of Jensenism in the 1970s. Highlights include one chapter describing a little-known but concerted attempt by a group of scientists to overturn the Brown v. Board of Education decision on the basis of "expert testimony" about racial differences, and another that presents a review of the eugenics movement in the twentieth century. The author also considers how to balance the rights and responsibilities of scientists, concluding that one generally neglected method is to strengthen the rights of research subjects
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tucker, William H.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ755.5.U5
LC item number
T83 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2006 A-937
  • HQ 755.5.U5T83
NLM item number
T895s 1994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Galton, Francis
  • Jensen, Arthur Robert
  • Shockley, William
  • Jensen, Arthur Robert
  • Eugenics
  • Racism
  • Eugenics
  • Eugenics
  • Eugenics
  • Prejudice
  • Prejudice
  • Prejudice
  • Behavioral Research
  • Behavioral Research
  • Behavioral Research
  • Genetic Research
  • Genetic Research
  • Genetic Research
  • Genetics, Behavioral
  • Genetics, Behavioral
  • Genetics, Behavioral
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Eugénisme
  • Racisme
  • Eugenics
  • Racism
  • Rassen (mens)
  • Sociaal-wetenschappelijk onderzoek
  • Eugenetica
  • Eugenik
  • Geschichte
  • Rassismus
  • United States
  • USA
Label
The science and politics of racial research, William H. Tucker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "Helping Along the Process": Science and Race in the Nineteenth Century -- 2. For a Twentieth the Cost: Sir Francis Galton and the Origin of Eugenics -- 3. Applying Science to Society: The Eugenics Movement in the Early Twentieth Century -- 4. Science Giveth and It Taketh Away: The Scientific Controversy over Integration -- 5. "Unaided by Eugenic Foresight": The Controversy over Jensenism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 371 pages
Isbn
9780252020995
Lccn
93047673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29549312
  • (OCoLC)ocm29549312
Label
The science and politics of racial research, William H. Tucker
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "Helping Along the Process": Science and Race in the Nineteenth Century -- 2. For a Twentieth the Cost: Sir Francis Galton and the Origin of Eugenics -- 3. Applying Science to Society: The Eugenics Movement in the Early Twentieth Century -- 4. Science Giveth and It Taketh Away: The Scientific Controversy over Integration -- 5. "Unaided by Eugenic Foresight": The Controversy over Jensenism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 371 pages
Isbn
9780252020995
Lccn
93047673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29549312
  • (OCoLC)ocm29549312

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