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Unformatted text preview: • Social Darwinism: application of Darwinian ideas of society, namely the evolutionary “survival of the fittest” • Eugenics: the science of genetic lines and the inheritable traits they pass on from generation to generation; “well born” o For society to progress, certain people have to stop having babies, sterilization mainly of young poor women, young poor black women, sterilizing them without their consent or knowledge o Like Nazis, try to exterminate bad race for the betterment of scoiety • Hernstein and Murray (1994) The Bell Curve o Intelligence if mostly inherited o Higher classes tend to have higher levels of intelligence, so lower classes have lower intelligence and less intelligence genes...
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Mindyromero during the Summer '06 term at UC Davis.
- Summer '06