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Author L., Hayman Robert.

Title The Smart Culture : Society, Intelligence, and Law.

Publication Info. New York : NYU Press, 1997.


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Description 1 online resource (416 pages).
Series Critical America Series
Critical America.
Contents 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; An Epilogue : The Next Reconstruction.
Summary What exactly is intelligence? Is it social achievement? Professional success? Is it common sense? Or the number on an IQ test?. 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 one which reflects the interests and predispositions of those doing the measuring, Hayman traces numerous campaigns to classify human intelligence. His tour takes us throu.
Note Print version record.
Subject Mental health laws -- United States.
People with mental disabilities -- Civil rights -- United States.
Equality before the law -- United States.
Culture and law.
Intelligence levels.
Social sciences.
Culture and law. (OCoLC)fst00885095
Equality before the law. (OCoLC)fst00914477
Intelligence levels. (OCoLC)fst00975832
Mental health laws. (OCoLC)fst01016447
People with mental disabilities -- Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst01057389
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Other Form: Print version: L., Hayman Robert. Smart Culture : Society, Intelligence, and Law. New York : NYU Press, ©1997 9780814735336
ISBN 9780814744789 (electronic bk.)
0814744788 (electronic bk.)
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