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The Resource A country of strangers : blacks and whites in America, David K. Shipler

A country of strangers : blacks and whites in America, David K. Shipler

Label
A country of strangers : blacks and whites in America
Title
A country of strangers
Title remainder
blacks and whites in America
Statement of responsibility
David K. Shipler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A Country of Strangers is a magnificent exploration of the psychological landscape where blacks and whites meet. To tell the story in human rather than abstract terms, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David K. Shipler bypasses both extremists and celebrities and takes us among ordinary Americans as they encounter one another across racial lines. We learn how blacks and whites see each other, how they interpret each other's behavior, and how certain damaging images and assumptions seep into the actions of even the most unbiased. We penetrate into dimensions of stereotyping and discrimination that are usually invisible, and discover the unseen prejudices and privileges of white Americans, and what black Americans make of them
  • The book makes clear that we have the ability to shape our racial landscape - to reconstruct, even if not perfectly, the texture of our relationships. There is an assessment of the complexity confronting blacks and whites alike as they struggle to recognize and define the racial motivations that may or may not be present in a thought, a word, a deed. The book does not prescribe, but it documents the silences that prevail, the listening that doesn't happen, the conversations that don't take place. It looks at relations between minorities, including blacks and Jews, and blacks and Koreans. It explores the human dimensions of affirmative action, the intricate contacts and misunderstandings across racial lines among coworkers and neighbors. It is unstinting in its criticism of our society's failure to come to grips with bigotry; but it is also, happily, crowded with black people and white people who struggle in their daily lives to do just that
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shipler, David K.
Dewey number
305.8/00973
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.S48 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race discrimination
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • United States
Label
A country of strangers : blacks and whites in America, David K. Shipler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [571]-587) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Color Line -- pt. 1. Origins. 1. Integration: Together and Separate. 2. Mixing: The Stranger Within. 3. Memory: The Echoes of History -- pt. 2. Images. 4. Body: Dark Against the Sky. 5. Mind: Through a Glass, Darkly. 6. Morality: Black Heat, White Cold. 7. Violence: The Mirror of Harm. 8. Power: The Natural Order -- pt. 3. Choices. 9. Decoding Racism. 10. Acting Affirmatively. 11. Breaking the Silence. 12. A Country of Strangers
Control code
36520926
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 607 pages
Isbn
9780394589756
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97002810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A country of strangers : blacks and whites in America, David K. Shipler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [571]-587) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Color Line -- pt. 1. Origins. 1. Integration: Together and Separate. 2. Mixing: The Stranger Within. 3. Memory: The Echoes of History -- pt. 2. Images. 4. Body: Dark Against the Sky. 5. Mind: Through a Glass, Darkly. 6. Morality: Black Heat, White Cold. 7. Violence: The Mirror of Harm. 8. Power: The Natural Order -- pt. 3. Choices. 9. Decoding Racism. 10. Acting Affirmatively. 11. Breaking the Silence. 12. A Country of Strangers
Control code
36520926
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 607 pages
Isbn
9780394589756
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97002810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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