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Author Staum, Martin S., author

Title Nature and nurture in French social sciences, 1859-1914 and beyond / Martin S. Staum
Published Montréal ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 261 pages) : illustrations
Series McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas ; 53
McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas ; 53
Contents 1. Introduction to the Nature-Nuture Debate -- 2. The Ethnographers -- 3. The Anthropologists -- 4. Ribot and Psychological Heredity -- 5. Heredity and Milieu in the Revue philosophique -- 6. Alfred Binet: From Measuring Heads to Testing Intelligence -- 7. The Non-Durkeimian Sociologists -- 8. Reorientation of Institutions -- 9. Echoes in the Vichy Era -- 10. Conclusion
Summary Deals with the dilemmas of early French social scientists inclined to stress either heredity or environment, but forced to concede the influence of both
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-251) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Nature and nurture -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Nature and nurture -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Social sciences -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Social sciences -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011410990
ISBN 077358594X (electronic bk.)
1283531615
9780773585942 (electronic bk.)
9781283531610