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Caste [sound recording] : the origins of our discontents / Isabel Wilkerson ; read by Robin Miles.

Wilkerson, Isabel, (author.). Miles, Robin, (narrator.).

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  • 0 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 4 total copies.

Summary:

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. 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. Using riveting stories about people--including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others--she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity. -- from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 305.50973 .W681c 2020 (Text) 37814003310381 AUDIO - NEW Audiobook CD System_Only_3months 09/29/2020 Checked out 11/03/2020
Hood River County Library CD 305.5122 WIL (Text) 33892100704809 Adult New Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 09/02/2020 Checked out 11/09/2020
Southern Wasco County Library CD 305.5 WILK (Text) 33892006337837 AUDIOBOOKS Audiobook CD Branch_Only_2months 08/18/2020 In transit -
The Dalles Wasco County Library CD 305.5 WIL (Text) 33892006616974 AUDIO BOOKS Audiobook CD None 08/18/2020 Checked out 11/05/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593396698
  • Physical Description: 12 audio discs (approximately 14 hr., 27 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Random House Audio, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact disc.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Robin Miles.
Summary, etc.:
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. 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. Using riveting stories about people--including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others--she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity. -- from back cover.
Subject: Caste > United States.
Social stratification > United States.
Ethnicity > United States.
Power (Social sciences) > United States.
United States > Race relations.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Sound recordings.

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