Caste : the origins of our discontents
by Wilkerson, Isabel,
|Format:||Large Print 2021|
|Availability:||Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 10 copies|
Beyond race, class, and other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior. Isabel Wilkerson links the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, exploring the eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations. Wilkerson tells riveting stories about people to illustrate the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She also points to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions toward hope in our common humanity. Book jacket.
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|Series||Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.|
-- United States.
Social stratification -- United States.
Social classes -- United States.
Classism -- United States.
Ethnicity -- United States.
Power (Social sciences) -- United States.
Large type books.
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
|Publisher|| Waterville, ME :Thorndike Press,2021
|Edition||Large print edition.|
"Oprah's book club 2020"--Cover.
709 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographic references (pages 687-706).