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Author Carson, John, 1954-
Title The measure of merit : talents, intelligence, and inequality in the French and American republics, 1750-1940 / John Carson
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2007
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  BF431.5.F8 C321 2007    AVAILABLE    30530000424044
 人文社會聯圖  BF431.5.F8 C37 2007    AVAILABLE    30610020267100
Descript xvii, 401 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-385) and index
Contents: Mental abilities and Republican cultures. "The most precious gift of nature" : natural aristocracy, Republican polities, and the meanings of talent ; Mental capacities and orthodox minds : mental science, education, and the politics of individual difference ; All men are created equal? : anthropology, intelligence, and the science of race -- Individualizing intelligence through the science of difference. Between the art of the clinic and the precision of the laboratory : individual intelligence and the science of difference in Third Republic France ; American psychology and the seductions of IQ -- Merit, matter, and mind. Out of the lab and into the world : intelligence goes to war ; Intelligence and the politics of merit between the wars
Subject Intelligence levels -- Social aspects -- France
Intelligence levels -- Social aspects -- United States
Intellect -- Social aspects -- France
Intellect -- Social aspects -- United States
Ability -- France
Ability -- United States
Equality -- France
Affirmative action programs in education -- France
Social stratification -- France
Social stratification -- United States
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