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  • 16 of 30 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Hood River County Library District.

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2 current holds with 30 total copies.

Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 305.5122 WIL 2020 (Text) 33892100242495 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/09/2021 Checked out 06/22/2021
Hood River County Library 305.5122 WIL 2020 (Text) 33892100700054 Adult New Books Book None 08/18/2020 In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593230251
  • ISBN: 0593230256
  • Physical Description: xvii, 476 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Oprah's Book Club 2020"--Dust jacket.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-453) 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: Caste > United States.
Social stratification > United States.
Ethnicity > United States.
Power (Social sciences) > United States.
United States > Race relations.

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