Caste the origins of our discontents
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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2021.
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709 pages ; 23 cm
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Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
LP 305.5122 WILKERS 2020

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Large Print
Language
English
ISBN
9781432885168, 1432885162

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General Note
"Oprah's book club, 2020" -- Cover.
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Includes bibliographic references (pages 687-706).
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"As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--which groups have it and which do not. In this book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people--including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others--she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity"--,Provided by the publisher.
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Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Wilkerson, I. (2021). Caste: the origins of our discontents . Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

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Wilkerson, Isabel. 2021. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

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Wilkerson, Isabel. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2021.

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Wilkerson, Isabel. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2021.

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