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Barcode30293101859226
StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call No305.5122 Wilk
TitleCaste : the origins of our discontents / Isabel Wilkerson.
AuthorWilkerson, Isabel. author.
CollectionNF
Total Circ1
NumReserves1
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293101859226305.5122 Wilk9/23/2020 Due on 10/27/2020Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780593230251
International Standard Book Number 0593230256
Personal Name Wilkerson, Isabel. author.
Title Statement Caste : the origins of our discontents / Isabel Wilkerson.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Random House, 2020.
Physical Description xvii, 476 pages ; 25 cm.
General Note "Oprah's book club, 2020" --Cover.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [397]-453) and index.
Summary, Etc. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--which groups have it and which do not. Wilkerson explores how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. 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. She discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Caste United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Social stratification United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Ethnicity United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Power (Social sciences) United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Oprah's book club.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Race relations.

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