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Title In search of human nature : the decline and revival of Darwinism in American social thought / Carl N. Degler.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 400 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Social Darwinism -- United States -- History.
Sociobiology -- History.
United States.
Genre History.
Contents Invoking the Darwinian imperative -- Beyond the Darwinian imperative -- Laying the foundation -- In the wake of Boas -- Does sex tell us anything? -- Decoupling behavior from nature -- Decoupling intelligence from race -- Why did culture triumph? -- Biology redivivus -- The case of the origin of the incest taboo -- The uses of biology -- Biology and the nature of females -- The uses and misuses of evolutionary theory in social science.
Summary Exploring the changes in scientific thought over the last 100 years, Degler's 'In Search of Human Nature' provides a detailed perspective on the reasons behind the shifting emphasis in social thought from biology, to culture, and again to biology.
Other Title Print version: Degler, Carl N. In search of human nature. New York : Oxford University Press, 1991