Caste: the origins of our discontents
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[Waterville, ME] : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2021.
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Large Print
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Large print edition.
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709 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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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 brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful 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. ... She points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Wilkerson, I. (2021). Caste: the origins of our discontents. Large print edition. [Waterville, ME], Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

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

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

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Wilkerson, Isabel. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Large print edition. [Waterville, ME], Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2021.

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5050 |a A man in the crowd -- Part one. Toxins in the permafrost and heat rising all around. 1. The afterlife of pathogens ; The vitals of history ; 2. An old house and an infrared light ; 3. An American untouchable ; An invisible program -- Part two. The arbitrary construction of human divisions. 4. A long-running play and the emergence of caste in America ; 5. "The container we have built for you" ; 6. The measure of humanity ; 7. Through the fog of Delhi to the parallels in India and America ; 8. The Nazis and the acceleration of caste ; 9. The evil of silence -- Part three. The eight pillars of caste. The foundations of caste: The Origins of Our Discontents ; Pillar number one: Divine will and the laws of nature ; Pillar number two: Heritability ; Pillar number three: Endogamy and the control of marriage and mating ; Pillar number four: Purity versus pollution ; Pillar number five: Occupational hierarchy: the Jatis and the Mudsill ; Pillar number six: Dehumanization and stigma ; Pillar number seven: Terror as enforcement, cruelty as means of control ; Pillar number eight: Inherent superiority versus inherent inferiority -- Part four. The tentacles of caste. Brown eyes versus blue eyes ; 10. Central miscasting ; 11. Dominant group status threat and the precarity of the highest rung ; 12. A scapegoat to bear the sins of the world ; 13. The insecure alpha and the purpose of an underdog ; 14. The intrusion of caste in everyday life ; 15. The urgent necessity of a bottom rung ; 16. Last place anxiety: packed in a flooding basement ; 17. On the early front lines of caste ; 18. Satchel Paige and the illogic of caste.
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