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The Resource Killer apes, naked apes, & just plain nasty people : the misuse and abuse of science in political discourse, Richard J. Perry

Killer apes, naked apes, & just plain nasty people : the misuse and abuse of science in political discourse, Richard J. Perry

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Killer apes, naked apes, & just plain nasty people : the misuse and abuse of science in political discourse
Title
Killer apes, naked apes, & just plain nasty people
Title remainder
the misuse and abuse of science in political discourse
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Richard J. Perry
Title variation
Killer apes, naked apes, and just plain nasty people
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Language
eng
Summary
In Killer Apes, Naked Apes, and Just Plain Nasty People, anthropologist Richard J. Perry delivers a scathing critique of determinism. Exploring the historical context and enduring popularity of the movement over the past century and a half, he debunks the facile and the reductionist thinking of so many popularizers of biological determinism while considering why biological explanations have resonated in ways that serve to justify deeply conservative points of view
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DLC
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1942-
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Perry, Richard John
Dewey number
304.5
Index
index present
LC call number
GN365.9
LC item number
.P47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Sociobiology
  • Anthropology
  • Political anthropology
  • Science
  • Science and civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Political anthropology
  • Science and civilization
  • Science
  • Sociobiology
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Killer apes, naked apes, & just plain nasty people : the misuse and abuse of science in political discourse, Richard J. Perry
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-205) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Where Are We Going With This? There's a history here ; What's in a word? -- Chapter 1. Don't Get Me Started. Humans and "nature" ; It wasn't always about biology ; But maybe they really are different! ; It's all uphill from here ; Romantic supremacy ; Philosophical biology ; Biological stories -- Chapter 2. Eugenics : Bad People, Good People, Better People. The right sorts of people ; What's to be done? ; Parasites and pests ; Manipulating biology ; The gift of IQ ; Boas and "fixed traits" ; Out with eugenics, for now; but we still have IQ! -- Chapter 3. Killer Apes, Naked Apes, and Just Plain Nasty People. Enter the killer ape... ; ...Followed by the naked ape... ; ...Followed by nasty people ; It gets worse ; A serious flaw in the argument ; I know, but it still seems real ; Back to eugenics -- Chapter 4. Mind games. Social programs? : Not so fast ; Seeing double ; Wait - what were those scores again? ; You say heritability, I say inheritance : let's call the whole thing off ; Let's get that social ranking straight ; Nothing if not persistent ; Twins, again! ; Hot air from Canada and from across the Pond ; Everyone needs a friend -- Chapter 5. Sociobiology : a New Science of the Same Old Thing. "Go to the ant, thou sluggard. Consider her ways and be wise" ; Edward, have you met Herbert? ; Quiet...I think the genes are up to something ; What's good for the goose ; Wait...are we still doing science? ; Pull up a chair; it's story time ; The generic "primitive" ; Americans and Brits : the generic humans ; A genetic guide to behavior -- Chapter 6. And Yet Another New Science of the Same Old Thing. It blinded them with science ; It takes a village ; Making the exotic familiar, and the familiar genetic ; Waltz of the pseudohypotheses ; What's with the big brain, anyway? ; What, indeed? -- Chapter 7. That's Just About Enough of That. "When wild in the woods the noble savage ran" ; Steven - you look as if you've seen a ghost ; Calm down; it's only an abstraction ; Are you still here? ; What's the big deal? ; What's the score so far? ; Some things we do know about the Pleistocene ; Going off script ; Battle of the sexes? ; A word about ethnography -- Chapter 8. It's Not That Simple. So what's the alternative? ; Ah, tradition ; Somehow it all fits -- Chapter 9. What's the Agenda? Solutions that cause problems ; The beat goes on ; Reflections on the mystique of science
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 212 pages
Isbn
9781421417516
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014043205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)907657501
  • 2163991
  • (OCoLC)907657501
  • (OCoLC)ocn907657501
  • 2163991
Label
Killer apes, naked apes, & just plain nasty people : the misuse and abuse of science in political discourse, Richard J. Perry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Where Are We Going With This? There's a history here ; What's in a word? -- Chapter 1. Don't Get Me Started. Humans and "nature" ; It wasn't always about biology ; But maybe they really are different! ; It's all uphill from here ; Romantic supremacy ; Philosophical biology ; Biological stories -- Chapter 2. Eugenics : Bad People, Good People, Better People. The right sorts of people ; What's to be done? ; Parasites and pests ; Manipulating biology ; The gift of IQ ; Boas and "fixed traits" ; Out with eugenics, for now; but we still have IQ! -- Chapter 3. Killer Apes, Naked Apes, and Just Plain Nasty People. Enter the killer ape... ; ...Followed by the naked ape... ; ...Followed by nasty people ; It gets worse ; A serious flaw in the argument ; I know, but it still seems real ; Back to eugenics -- Chapter 4. Mind games. Social programs? : Not so fast ; Seeing double ; Wait - what were those scores again? ; You say heritability, I say inheritance : let's call the whole thing off ; Let's get that social ranking straight ; Nothing if not persistent ; Twins, again! ; Hot air from Canada and from across the Pond ; Everyone needs a friend -- Chapter 5. Sociobiology : a New Science of the Same Old Thing. "Go to the ant, thou sluggard. Consider her ways and be wise" ; Edward, have you met Herbert? ; Quiet...I think the genes are up to something ; What's good for the goose ; Wait...are we still doing science? ; Pull up a chair; it's story time ; The generic "primitive" ; Americans and Brits : the generic humans ; A genetic guide to behavior -- Chapter 6. And Yet Another New Science of the Same Old Thing. It blinded them with science ; It takes a village ; Making the exotic familiar, and the familiar genetic ; Waltz of the pseudohypotheses ; What's with the big brain, anyway? ; What, indeed? -- Chapter 7. That's Just About Enough of That. "When wild in the woods the noble savage ran" ; Steven - you look as if you've seen a ghost ; Calm down; it's only an abstraction ; Are you still here? ; What's the big deal? ; What's the score so far? ; Some things we do know about the Pleistocene ; Going off script ; Battle of the sexes? ; A word about ethnography -- Chapter 8. It's Not That Simple. So what's the alternative? ; Ah, tradition ; Somehow it all fits -- Chapter 9. What's the Agenda? Solutions that cause problems ; The beat goes on ; Reflections on the mystique of science
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 212 pages
Isbn
9781421417516
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014043205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907657501
  • 2163991
  • (OCoLC)907657501
  • (OCoLC)ocn907657501
  • 2163991

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