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In search of human nature : the decline and revival of Darwinism in American social thought, Carl N. Degler

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In search of human nature : the decline and revival of Darwinism in American social thought
Title
In search of human nature
Title remainder
the decline and revival of Darwinism in American social thought
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Carl N. Degler
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Now, with In Search of Human Nature, Degler turns to perhaps his largest subject yet, a sweeping history of the impact of Darwinism (and biological research) on our understanding of human nature, providing a fascinating overview of the social sciences in the last one hundred years. What kind of animal is homo sapiens and how did we come to be this way? In this wide ranging history, Carl Degler traces our attempts over the last century to answer these questions. In doing so, he has produced a volume that will fascinate anyone curious about the nature of human beings. - Jacket flap
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Degler, Carl N
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social Darwinism
  • Sociobiology
  • Eugenics
  • Human-animal relationships
Label
In search of human nature : the decline and revival of Darwinism in American social thought, Carl N. Degler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-383) 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
  • I.
  • Biology Acknowledged
  • 1.
  • Invoking the Darwinian Imperative.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Beyond the Darwinian Imperative.
  • p. 32
  • II.
  • Sovereignty of Culture
  • 3.
  • Laying the Foundation.
  • p. 59
  • 4.
  • In the Wake of Boas.
  • p. 84
  • 5.
  • Does Sex Tell Us Anything?.
  • p. 105
  • 6.
  • Decoupling Behavior from Nature.
  • p. 139
  • 7.
  • Decoupling Intelligence from Race.
  • p. 167
  • 8.
  • Why Did Culture Triumph?.
  • p. 187
  • III.
  • Remembering Darwin
  • 9.
  • Biology Redivivus.
  • p. 215
  • 10.
  • Case of the Origin of the Incest Taboo.
  • p. 245
  • 11.
  • Uses of Biology.
  • p. 270
  • 12.
  • Biology and the Nature of Females.
  • p. 293
  • 13.
  • Uses and Misuses of Evolutionary Theory in Social Science.
  • p. 310
  • Epilogue: Beyond Social Science.
  • p. 329
  • Notes.
  • p. 351
  • Index.
  • p. 385
Control code
e00001823461
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 400 p.
Isbn
9780195063806
Lccn
lc90039903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
In search of human nature : the decline and revival of Darwinism in American social thought, Carl N. Degler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-383) 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
  • I.
  • Biology Acknowledged
  • 1.
  • Invoking the Darwinian Imperative.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Beyond the Darwinian Imperative.
  • p. 32
  • II.
  • Sovereignty of Culture
  • 3.
  • Laying the Foundation.
  • p. 59
  • 4.
  • In the Wake of Boas.
  • p. 84
  • 5.
  • Does Sex Tell Us Anything?.
  • p. 105
  • 6.
  • Decoupling Behavior from Nature.
  • p. 139
  • 7.
  • Decoupling Intelligence from Race.
  • p. 167
  • 8.
  • Why Did Culture Triumph?.
  • p. 187
  • III.
  • Remembering Darwin
  • 9.
  • Biology Redivivus.
  • p. 215
  • 10.
  • Case of the Origin of the Incest Taboo.
  • p. 245
  • 11.
  • Uses of Biology.
  • p. 270
  • 12.
  • Biology and the Nature of Females.
  • p. 293
  • 13.
  • Uses and Misuses of Evolutionary Theory in Social Science.
  • p. 310
  • Epilogue: Beyond Social Science.
  • p. 329
  • Notes.
  • p. 351
  • Index.
  • p. 385
Control code
e00001823461
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 400 p.
Isbn
9780195063806
Lccn
lc90039903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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