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Book review: Inventing the egghead: the battle over brainpower in American culture

Miller, Jennifer (2013) Book review: Inventing the egghead: the battle over brainpower in American culture. LSE Review of Books (09 Aug 2013). Blog Entry.

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"Inventing the Egghead: The Battle over Brainpower in American Culture." Aaron Lecklider. University of Pennsylvania Press. Match 2013. --- Throughout the twentieth century, pop songs, magazine articles, plays, posters, and novels in the West have represented intelligence alternately as empowering or threatening. In Inventing the Egghead, cultural historian Aaron Lecklider explores ideas of intelligence, social transformation, and education in the US. Many readers will enjoy this book, especially those interested in American history and culture, science and technology, or issues of social class, writes Jennifer Miller.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
L Education > LD Individual institutions (United States)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 09:23
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 14:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54314

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