Evolution Education in the American South

Culture, Politics, and Resources in and around Alabama

  • Christopher D. Lynn
  • Amanda L. Glaze
  • William A. Evans
  • Laura K. Reed

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Infused by Place: Evolution in (and Around) Alabama

  3. Culture and Evolution Education in the US South

  4. Perspectives and Resources from the Natural Sciences

  5. Perspectives and Resources from the Social Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-237
    2. Paul M. Bingham, Joanne Souza, John H. Blitz
      Pages 239-261
    3. Christopher D. Lynn, Cassandra A. Medeiros
      Pages 263-280
    4. Christopher D. Lynn
      Pages 281-288
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-333

About this book


This volume reaches beyond the controversy surrounding the teaching and learning of evolution in the United States, specifically in regard to the culture, politics, and beliefs found in the Southeast. The editors argue that despite a deep history of conflict in the region surrounding evolution, there is a wealth of evolution research taking place—from biodiversity in species to cultural evolution and human development. In fact, scientists, educators, and researchers from around the United States have found their niche in the South, where biodiversity is high, culture runs deep, and the pace is just a little bit slower. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher D. Lynn
    • 1
  • Amanda L. Glaze
    • 2
  • William A. Evans
    • 3
  • Laura K. Reed
    • 4
  1. 1.The University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  2. 2.Georgia Southern UniversityStatesboroUSA
  3. 3.The University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  4. 4.The University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA

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