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Race and culture : a world view, Thomas Sowell

Label
Race and culture : a world view
Title
Race and culture
Title remainder
a world view
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Sowell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This seminal book by one of our leading thinkers on race issues will forever change our views on race and ethnicity, culture, and the explosive policy issues that revolve around them, not only in contemporary America but in societies around the world and down through history. Race and Culture brings together more than a decade of research, encompassing dozens of ethnic groups in scores of countries around the world, to challenge most of the fundamental assumptions underlying the whole spectrum of "social science" beliefs and government policies dealing with racial and ethnic minorities. Its thesis is that differences in productive skills and cultural values are the key to understanding the advancement - or regression - of particular groups, particular countries, and whole civilizations. Thomas Sowell concludes that cultural capital has far more impact than politics, prejudice, or genetics on the social and economic fates of minorities, nations, and civilizations. The spread of these skills across the planet, whether through migration or conquest, has shaped much of the history of the world and transformed its landscape. Attempts to achieve through multiculturalism, affirmative action, or other policies what can only be achieved by the development of cultural capital are illusions and distractions only likely to make matters worse
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sowell, Thomas
Dewey number
305.8
Index
index present
LC call number
GN495.4
LC item number
.S69 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnic groups
  • Ethnic relations
  • Culture
  • Race
Label
Race and culture : a world view, Thomas Sowell
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-316) 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
A world view -- Migration and culture -- Conquest and culture -- Race and economics -- Race and politics -- Race and intelligence -- Race and slavery -- Race and history
Control code
540937
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 331 pages
Isbn
9780465067961
Lccn
94004748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 540937
  • (Sirsi) 540937
  • (OCoLC)29910550
Label
Race and culture : a world view, Thomas Sowell
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-316) 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
A world view -- Migration and culture -- Conquest and culture -- Race and economics -- Race and politics -- Race and intelligence -- Race and slavery -- Race and history
Control code
540937
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 331 pages
Isbn
9780465067961
Lccn
94004748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 540937
  • (Sirsi) 540937
  • (OCoLC)29910550

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