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Discipline anthropology
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Abbreviated title
Publisher (country) The Council for Social and Economic Studies (current) (United States)
Publication history 1960 to present
Website http://www.mankindquarterly.com
<tr><th colspan="2" align="left" valign="top">ISSN</th><td colspan="4" align="left" valign="top">0893-4649</td></tr>

The Mankind Quarterly is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to physical anthropology and cultural anthropology and is currently published by The Council for Social and Economic Studies in Washington, D.C. It contains articles on human evolution, intelligence, ethnography, languages, mythology, archaeology, etc. It aims to reunify biology with anthropology. The journal, founded in 1960, may in part have been a response to the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education which ordered the desegregation of schools in the United States.[1][2] It was originally published in Edinburgh, Scotland, by the International Association for the Advancement of Ethnology and Eugenics. Many of those who constitute the publication's contributors, Board of Directors and publishers are connected to the academic hereditarian tradition. The journal has been criticized by some as being political and strongly right-leaning.[3], however this has been countered with the observation that much of Anthropology is 'politicised' in exactly the opposite way, and those who count amongst the most vocal critics of the journal often identify with the Radical tradition in Anthropology.[4].

During the "Bell Curve wars" of the 1990s, it received attention when opponents of The Bell Curve publicized the fact that some of the works cited by Bell Curve authors Herrnstein and Murray had first been published in Mankind Quarterly. [5] In the New York Review of Books Charles Lane referred to The Bell Curve's "tainted sources," noting that seventeen researchers cited in the book's bibliography had contributed articles to, and ten of these seventeen had also been editors of, the Mankind Quarterly, "a notorious journal of 'racial history' founded, and funded, by men who believe in the genetic superiority of the white race."[6] The journal stands by its tradition of publishing hereditarian perspective articles to this day, stating that "...this science has stood the test of time, and MQ is still prepared to publish controversial findings and theories".[7]. Steve Sailer has countered with the observation that those who disregarding research from the Mankind Quarterly may be doing so on ideological rather than scientific grounds. He cites this as an example of Pioneer Fundophobia.[8].

Its sister journal is Roger Pearson's Journal of Indo-European Studies, which also receives major funding from the Pioneer Fund [How to reference and link to summary or text]. Pearson received over a million dollars in grants from the Pioneer Fund in the eighties and the nineties. [9] [10]

This journal should not be confused with the longstanding Australian anthropological journal "Mankind", now known as "The Australian Journal of Anthropology" or "TAJA".

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References

  1. ‘Scientific’ Racism Again?”:1 Reginald Gates, the Mankind Quarterly and the Question of “Race” in Science after the Second World War Journal of American Studies (2007), 41: 253-278 Cambridge University Press
  2. Science for Segregation: Race, Law, and the Case Against Brown V. Board of Education. by By John P. Jackson. ISBN 0814742718 Page 148
  3. e.g., Arvidsson, Stefan (2006), Aryan Idols: Indo-European Mythology as Ideology and Science, translated by Sonia Wichmann, Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press.
  4. Roger Pearson, "Activist Lysenkoism: The Case of Barry Mehler." In Race, Intelligence and Bias in Academe (Washington: Scott-Townsend Publishers, 1997).
  5. http://www.press.uillinois.edu/epub/books/tucker/intro.html
  6. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2008
  7. http://www.mankindquarterly.org/about.html
  8. Steve Sailer, "Pioneer Fundophobia." http://www.vdare.com/sailer/pioneer.htm
  9. Tucker, William H (2002). The Funding of Scientific Racism: Wickliffe Draper and the Pioneer Fund. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 0-252-02762-0
  10. Mehler, Barry (July 7, 1998). Race Science and the Pioneer Fund Originally published as "The Funding of the Science" in Searchlight, No. 277.
  11. Science in the service of the far right: Henry E. Garrett, the IAAEE, and the Liberty Lobby - International Association for the Advancement of Ethnology - Experts in the Service of Social Reform: SPSSI, Psychology, and Society, 1936-1996
  12. Eugenics Society Members List
  13. The Roots of Nazi Eugenics The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 64, No. 2 (Jun., 1989), pp. 175-180

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