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Montagu, Ashley 1905-1999

Works: 474 works in 2,317 publications in 7 languages and 68,333 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Biography  Historical films  Filmed interviews  Interviews  Made-for-TV movies  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Originator, Performer, Other, Author of introduction, Speaker, Compiler, ed, Honoree
Classifications: BF575.A3, 572
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Man's most dangerous myth : the fallacy of race by Ashley Montagu( Book )

107 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Man's Most Dangerous Myth was first published in 1942, when Nazism flourished, when African Americans sat at the back of the bus, and when race was considered the determinant of people's character and intelligcnce. Ashley Montagu presented a revolutionary theory for his time: Breaking the link between genetics and culture, he argued that race is largely a social construction, and not constitutive of significant biological differences between people." "This new edition contains Montagu's most complete explication of his theory and a thorough updating of previous editions. The sixth edition takes on the issues of the Bell Curve, IQ testing, ethnic cleansing, and other contemporary race relations topics, as well as contemporary restatements of topics in previous editions. A bibliography of over 3,000 published items on race, compiled over a lifetime of work, is of enormous research value. Also available is an abridged student edition containing the essence of Montagu's argument, its policy implications, and his thoughts on contemporary race issues for use in classrooms. Ahead of its time in 1942, Montagu's arguments still contribute essential and salient perspectives as we face issues of race in the 1990s."--Jacket
Touching : the human significance of the skin by Ashley Montagu( Book )

36 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the manner in which tactile experience, or its lack, affects the development of behavior
The natural superiority of women by Ashley Montagu( Book )

83 editions published between 1952 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the text of the United Nations's Declaration of Women's Rights (1967)
Man and aggression by Ashley Montagu( Book )

65 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 2,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comparatively new science of ethology, or the study of the behavior of different species, has given rise to a number of hypotheses about manʹs instinctual nature. A conception of manʹs inborn aggressive drive -- a twentieth-century form of neo social Darwinism advanced by the eminent ethologist Konrad Lorenz, and popularized in books by Robert Ardrey -- has recently gained a wider acceptance than scientific objectivity can support. In this volume, edited by a distinguished anthropology and social biologist, fourteen experts offer a critique of this Hobbesian view of man, which is related to and possibly older than the doctrine of original sin. In the editorʹs words, their purpose is to put the record straight, to correct what threatens to become an epidemic error concerning the causes of manʹs aggression, and to redirect attention to a consideration of the real causes of such behavior. -- Back cover
Science and creationism( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 2,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays discuss creationism, conflicts between religion and science, fundamentalist views on science, paleontology, and court decisions concerning the teaching of evolution
On being human by Ashley Montagu( Book )

32 editions published between 1950 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the foremost thinkers in the area of the nature of humanity
Race and IQ by Ashley Montagu( Book )

36 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ashley Montagu, who first attacked the term "race" as a usable concept in his acclaimed work, Man's Most Dangerous Myth, offers here a devastating rebuttal to those who would claim any link between race and intelligence. In now classic essays, this thought-provoking volume critically examines the terms "race" and "IQ" and their applications in scientific discourse. The twenty-four contributors -- including such eminent thinkers as Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Lewontin, Urie Bronfenbrenner, W.F. Bodmer, and Jerome Kagan -- draw on fields that range from biology and genetics to psychology, anthropology, and education. What emerges in piece after piece is a deep skepticism about the scientific validity of intelligence tests, especially as applied to evaluating innate intelligence, if only because scientists still cannot distinguish between genetic and environmental contributions to the development of the human mind. Five new essays have been included that specifically address the claims made in the recent, highly controversial book, The Bell Curve. Must reading for anyone interested in racism and education in America, Race and IQ is a brilliantly lucid exploration of the boundary line between race and intelligence. - Publisher
Growing young by Ashley Montagu( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new, revised edition of his landmark book, Montagu compels us to reevaluate the way we think about growth and development, in all its phases, throughout life. Humans are designed to grow and develop their childlike qualities, and not to become the ossified adults prescribed by society. Montagu demonstrates how our culture, schools, and families are in conspiracy against such childlike traits as the need to love, to learn, to wonder, to know, to explore, to think, to experiment, to be imaginative, creative and curious, to sing, dance, or play. He also reveals the many links between phys
The nature of human aggression by Ashley Montagu( Book )

30 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refutes the arguments and conclusions of those who claim that human aggresiveness is innate, and argues for an alternate view of aggression based on a theory of environment-experiential-genetic interaction
The concept of race by Ashley Montagu( Book )

48 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elephant man : a study in human dignity by Ashley Montagu( Book )

21 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The elephant man, by Sir Frederick Treves"/Includes bibliographical references
Learning non-aggression : the experience of non-literate societies( Book )

15 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man: his first two million years; a brief introduction to anthropology by Ashley Montagu( Book )

19 editions published between 1957 and 1980 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociobiology examined( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirteen articles scrutinizes the controversial theory that human social behavior is primarily the result of genetic predetermination and refutes it as being scientifically unsound
Human heredity by Ashley Montagu( Book )

35 editions published between 1959 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vererbung / Mensch
Culture : man's adaptive dimension by Ashley Montagu( Book )

21 editions published between 1928 and 1968 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human connection by Ashley Montagu( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Introduction: Communication is the name we give to the countless ways that humans have of keeping in touch-not just to words and music, pictures and print, but also to cries and whispers, nods and becks, postures and plumages: to every move that catches someone's eye and every sound that resonates upon another ear. Human communication, as the saying goes, is a clash of symbols; and it covers a multitude of signs. But it is more than media and messages, information and persuasion; it also meets a deeper need and serves a higher purpose. Whether clear or garbled, tumultuous or silent, deliberate or fatally inadvertent, communication is the ground of meeting and the foundation of community. It is, in short, the essential human connection
Toynbee and history; critical essays and reviews by Ashley Montagu( Book )

12 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human dialogue; perspectives on communication by Floyd W Matson( Book )

17 editions published between 1957 and 1968 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to physical anthropology by Ashley Montagu( Book )

46 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The data of physical anthropology continues to enlarge and accumulate at an accelerating rate. The nine years that have elapsed since the publication of the second edition in 1951 has witnessed some striking developments which have led to the re-evaluation of many once-solidly entrenched ideas. There has been a healthy shift of interest away from the statics of the subject to a dynamic functional approach. This is particularly evident in the micro-evolutionary studies of human populations which have begun to make their appearance. The call for a new edition has enabled me to incorporate some of these changes in the present volume. A great portion of the book has been rewritten, and many new illustrations, tables, and references added. As in the earlier editions it has been my object to make the subject matter of physical anthropology readably comprehensible to the beginning student"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
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Science and creationism
Alternative Names
Academicus Mentor.

Academicus Mentor 1905-1999

Ashley-Mantagu, Mantague F. 1905-1999

Ashley Montagu anthropologue, professeur d'anthropologie à l'Université Rutgers

Ashley Montagu antropologo e saggista inglese

Ashley Montagu britisch-amerikanischer Anthropologe

Ashley Montagu Brits antropoloog (1905-1999)

Ashley Montagu britsko-americký antropolog

Ashley-Montagu, M.F., 1905-1999

Ashley-Montagu, Montague F. 1905-1999

Ashley-Montagu, Montague Francis.

Ashley-Montagu, Montague Francis 1905-1999

Ashley Montague

Ehrenberg, Israel 1905-1999

Mentor, Academicus

Mentor, Academicus 1905-1999

Montagu, A. 1905-1999

Montagu, Ashley

Montagu, Ashley 1905-

Montagu, M. F. A. 1905-1999

Montagu, M. F. Ashley.

Montagu, M.F. Ashley, 1905-1999

Montagu, M. F. Ashley (Monague Francis Ashley)

Montagu, M. F. Ashley (Montague Francis Ashley), 1905-1999

Montagu, Montague Francis Ashley

Montagu Montague Francis Ashley 1905-1999

Montague, Francis Ashley-Montagu, 1905-1999

Montague, Montague Francis Ashley

Ашли Монтагю

Эшли Монтагу

אשלי-מונטגו, מונטגו פרנסיס, 1905-1999

أشلي مونتاغيو، 1905-1999

몬태규, 애슐리 1905-1999


モンタギュー, A.

モンタギュー, アシュリ

モンタギュー, アシュレー

モンターギュ, アシュレイ

モンタギュウ, A


モンテギュ―, アシュレ― 1905-1999


Touching : the human significance of the skinThe natural superiority of womenScience and creationismRace and IQGrowing youngThe elephant man : a study in human dignity