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Author Hayman, Robert L.
Title The smart culture : society, intelligence, and law / Robert L. Hayman, Jr.
Imprint New York : New York University Press, 1998.

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Author Hayman, Robert L.
Series Critical America
Critical America.
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.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 398 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-389) and index.
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 -- 8. An epilogue: the next reconstruction.
Note Print version record.
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 English.
ISBN 0585002592 (electronic bk.)
9780585002590 (electronic bk.)
9780814744789 (electronic bk.)
0814744788 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 42854097
Additional Format Print version: Hayman, Robert L. Smart culture. New York : New York University Press, 1998 0814735339 (DLC) 97029366 (OCoLC)37499854
Table of Contents
1Introduction: Smart People1
2The First Object of Government: Creation Myths27
3In the Nature of Things: Myths of Race and Racism99
4A Neutral Qualification: Myths of the Market167
5Creating the Smart Culture: Myths of Inferiority215
6The Smart Culture: Myths of Intelligence253
7The Constitution Is Powerless: Myths of Equality under Law307
 Epilogue: The Next Reconstruction371

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