Over the past twenty years, one of the most bitter debates within the social sciences has centered on Arthur Jensen's contention that American blacks are, on average, less intelligent than whites and that this alleged difference is genetic in origin. Aby's selective, antated bibliography offers scholars a concise guide to the storm of argument and counterargument over Jensen's suggestion and to the scientific, legal, educational, philosophic, and social issues it has raised. Aby has catalogued and described more than 400 books, book chapters, professional journal articles, newspaper and magazine articles, source documents, media materials, and reference sources relating to the controversy. He begins with an overview of the IQ debate, its history, and the principal participants. He then arranges bibliographic entries in chapters according to the type of source; each entry includes descriptive antations of up to 300 words. A glossary explains technical terms that are used in the antations and in the debate itself. This bibliography will be an important addition to collections in education, sociology, and psychology, as well as a resource for courses on educational testing and measurement, racism, sociology of education, and black education.
STEPHEN H. ABY is Education Bibliographer and Instructor in Bibliography, Bierce Library, University of Akron. His previous book, entitled Sociology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources, received a Choice award for 1987-88. MARTHA J. McNAMARA is the writing curriculum coordinator and an Instructor in the English Language Institute at the University of Akron.