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Caste Oprah s Book Club by Isabel Wilkerson

Title Caste Oprah s Book Club
Author Isabel Wilkerson
Publisher Random House
Release 2020-08-04
Category Social Science
Total Pages 496
ISBN 0593230264
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. NAMED THE #1 NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR BY TIME, ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • The Washington Post • Publishers Weekly AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • NPR • Bloomberg • Christian Science Monitor • New York Post • The New York Public Library • Fortune • Smithsonian Magazine • Marie Claire • Town & Country • Slate • Library Journal • Kirkus Reviews • LibraryReads • PopMatters Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist • National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist • PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction Finalist • PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Longlist “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. 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. Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Title Caste
Author Isabel Wilkerson
Publisher Penguin Random House
Release 2020
Category Social Science
Total Pages 496
ISBN 0593230256
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK - The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. "An instant American classic."--Dwight Garner, The New York Times "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. 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. Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.

Title Summary of Caste Oprah s Book Club
Author Alexander Cooper
Publisher BookSummaryGr
Release 2021-02-14
Category Social Science
Total Pages
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Summary of Caste (Oprah's Book Club) Caste is the foundation of our divisions," Isabel Wilkerson writes in The Origins of Our Discontents. Standing resembles the bones of an old house, "the studs and joists that we can't find in the physical structures we call home." It is additionally similar to "our bones, the auxiliary honesty of our innards generally kept imperceptible without an X-ray. Caste/Position/rank in this narrative resembles a nitty-gritty clinical history. "Station is a sickness." It is a languid toxic substance, "an intravenous trickle to the psyche," supporting a "safe framework" that is likewise powerless against its "poisons." It is a cell, "atomic," "neurological," "cardiovascular." Like a subduction-zone action underneath the Earth's surface, rank is "the inconspicuous stirrings of the human heart." Caste isn't, in any case, about "emotions or profound quality" (however it does live on .In the hearts and propensities). Standing is a show, "a phase of incredible scale" with irremovable outfits and unforeseeable content. Rank is in front of an audience, "an exhibition," and standing is, likewise, by one way or another, "the silent attendant in an obscured theater." It is an enchantment "spell." An enterprise. A Sith Lord. A tall structure with an overwhelmed cellar. Like in The Matrix, "an inconspicuous power of man-made reasoning has overwhelmed the human species." It is a stepping stool; we exist on its rungs. "Position is structure," whatever that implies correctly. What station isn't is "the R-word" — that is, race or prejudice. It isn't reducible to race — nor sexual orientation, nor class. This Wilkerson acknowledged during research for her first book, The Warmth of Other Suns, a seriously explored, close account of complex relocation in twentieth-century America. The Warmth of Other Suns, generally lauded and a New York Times smash hit, proceeded to win the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, among other honors. Chipping away at that book and finding out about the Jim Crow underpinnings of what's frequently straight called "the Great Migration," Wilkerson "found her perspectives searched for shelter from something considerably more "treacherous" than the well established Negro inquiry ("How can it feel to be an issue?" W.E.B. Du Bois writes in the very much trodden first part of The Souls of Black Folk). Dark Southerners — tenant farmers, domestics, or more all ex-slaves and their youngsters — were getting away from a "lawful rank framework" borne of oppression, changed into Jim Crow during the disastrous progress from subjugation to opportunity conceded. "For this book," the Pulitzer Prize victor states, "I needed to comprehend the starting points and advancement of arranging and raising one gathering of individuals over another." For that reason, "bigotry," she finished up, "was deficient." And as she's adjusted her language, assuming the terms of position — "the most exact term to portray the functions of American culture" — she entices readers to do as such, as well. In that sense, Caste is a ride-along, similar to all convincing narratives. Unfamiliar isn't exactly the word for it or not the one I would utilize. Maybe muddled is, however. Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: - A Full Book Summary - An Analysis - Fun quizzes - Quiz Answers - Etc Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

Summary and Analysis by Christabel Robinson

Title Summary and Analysis
Author Christabel Robinson
Publisher
Release 2020-08-23
Category
Total Pages 28
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Summary Of Caste: The Origin of our Discontents. Disclaimer: This summary guide is not written by the original author of the book. It is written and published by Christabel Robinson. This book does not in any way take the place of the original book but to serve as a comprehensive guide for you About The Original 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. This comprehensive synopsis contains in-depth analysis and overview of the original book. Packaged together in a fun, engaging format, this concise Summary compiles all the nuggets of information that add to your enjoyment of Caste: The Origin of our Discontents. Click On The Buy Now Button To Get Your Copy

Summary and Analysis by Stella U Williams

Title Summary and Analysis
Author Stella U Williams
Publisher Independently Published
Release 2020-08-28
Category
Total Pages 50
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Disclaimer: This Summary and Analysis is not written by the Original Author Isabel Wilkerson but by Stella U.Willams. THIS DOES NOT IN ANYWAY TAKE THE PLACE OF THE ORIGINAL.THIS BOOK PROVIDES MAJOR POINTS TO CONSIDER. This provides you with short read experience and allow you to see the original writer's view point, intents, considerations and Conslusion about American Virtual caste system highlighting narrative and examples of real people. Get all about Caste: The origin of our Discontents in a glance. Scroll up to buy your copy Now

Summary Analysis by Fast Reads Publishing

Title Summary Analysis
Author Fast Reads Publishing
Publisher Independently Published
Release 2020-08-21
Category
Total Pages 28
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Summary Of Caste: The Origin of our Discontents. Disclaimer: This summary guide is not written by the original author of the book. It is written and published by Fast Reads Publishing. This book does not in any way take the place of the original book but to serve as a comprehensive guide for you About The Original 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. This comprehensive synopsis contains in-depth analysis and overview of the original book. Packaged together in a fun, engaging format, this concise Summary compiles all the nuggets of information that add to your enjoyment of Caste: The Origin of our Discontents. Click On The Buy Now Button To Get Your Copy

Subversive Witness by Dominique DuBois Gilliard

Title Subversive Witness
Author Dominique DuBois Gilliard
Publisher Zondervan
Release 2021-08-24
Category Religion
Total Pages 240
ISBN 0310124042
Language English, Spanish, and French
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While preparing the way for the Lord, John the Baptist declares, "Produce fruit in keeping with repentance." Many have failed to do this, in part, because repentance has become diluted. Rather than truly turning away from sin--back to God--we often equate repentance with a mere oral confession. This domesticated, unbiblical understanding of repentance bears no fruit and lacks the power to transform broken people, relationships, systems, and structures. Our lack of repentance conforms us to the patterns of this world, keeping us content amid sinful inequities, complicit with systemic injustice, and apathetic in oppressive context. Privilege is largely a social consequence of our unwillingness to reckon with and turn from sin. Scripture repeatedly affirms that privilege is real and declares that, rather than exploiting it for selfish gain or feeling immobilized by it, Christians have an opportunity to steward privilege and a responsibility to leverage it to further the kingdom and sacrificially love our neighbors. In Subversive Witness, Dominique DuBois Gilliard will highlight biblical examples of privileged people who understood this kingdom call. Their faithful witness serves as a practical model for our modern context. This book will cast a new vision for faithful participation in the inbreaking kingdom as co-laborers with Christ. It will lead the church to grapple with privilege, indifference, and systemic sin in new ways, through canonically elevating these issues. Dominique uses Scripture to elucidate how privilege emerges from sin, is sustained by our hardened hearts, and keeps us complicit with oppression. He demonstrates that Christians can wield privilege as an instrument to pursue justice and further the Kingdom, instead of denying its existence, or feeling incapacitated by it. Dominique illustrates how the faithful witness of biblical leaders continue to shape modern believers who have picked up the baton as drum majors for justice, embodying Scripture's subversive call to leverage, and at times forsake, privilege to sacrificially love our neighbors, enact systemic change, and advance the kingdom of God. X

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Title Summary of Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
Author Chapter Chapter Zoom
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Release 2020-12-08
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Total Pages 79
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Have you been wishing to read "Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson but don't have the time to read the 500-page book or are looking for a reading companion that will help you grasp everything you are reading for easy reference? If you've answered YES, keep reading... You've Just Discovered The Most Detailed Chapter-To-Chapter Summary Of "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" By Isabel Wilkerson! Caste is unlike anything you've come across, thanks to the way Isabel Wilkerson has been able to detect a powerful caste system. Are you curious to know how that system influences people's lives and behavior? How it influences the nation's fate? The surprising health costs of caste? If you are curious to know answers to these questions regarding Caste, you are in luck, as this book breaks down the 500 pages into value-packed 70 pages that will help you grasp the main things talked about in each chapter! This book summary features: An executive summary of the book Chapter by chapter summary of 31 chapters in the book Important facts, statements, examples, and references summarized into key enticing points Discussion and trivia questions that will test your understanding of the book, whether you are reading the summary alone or as a companion to the original book Commentaries that will help you understand the book better, whether you are reading the summary alone or as a companion to the original book And much more! Yes, if you feel you need more than a book review to decide whether to read Caste, then this Summary of Caste is a must-read! Note: This is an unofficial companion book to Isabel Wilkerson's popular non-fiction book "Caste" - it is meant to improve your reading experience and is not the original book! Scroll up and click Buy Now With 1-Click or Buy Now to start reading!

Title A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations Oprah s Book Club
Author Charles Dickens
Publisher Penguin
Release 2010-12-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 848
ISBN 1101499516
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Two of the most beloved novels in all of English literature-together in one extraordinary volume. A TALE OF TWO CITIES After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of the two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of the guillotine. GREAT EXPECTATIONS A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor- these form a series of events that changes the orphaned Pip's life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman. Dickens's haunting late novel depicts Pip's education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his "great expectations."

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Title Caste
Author Isabel Wilkerson
Publisher Penguin UK
Release 2020-08-04
Category Social Science
Total Pages 496
ISBN 0141995475
Language English, Spanish, and French
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Required reading for all of humanity' Oprah Winfrey 'It could not have come at a more urgent time' Fatima Bhutto, Guardian 'An instant American classic' Dwight Garner, The New York Times 'The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power - which groups have it and which do not' Beyond race or class, our lives are defined by a powerful, unspoken system of divisions. In Caste, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson gives an astounding portrait of this hidden phenomenon. Linking America, India and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson reveals how our world has been shaped by caste - and how its rigid, arbitrary hierarchies still divide us today. With clear-sighted rigour, Wilkerson unearths the eight pillars that connect caste systems across civilizations, and demonstrates how our own era of intensifying conflict and upheaval has arisen as a consequence of caste. Weaving in stories of real people, she shows how its insidious undertow emerges every day; she documents its surprising health costs; and she explores its effects on culture and politics. Finally, Wilkerson points forward to the ways we can - and must - move beyond its artificial divisions, towards our common humanity. Beautifully written and deeply original, Caste is an eye-opening examination of what lies beneath the surface of ordinary lives. No one can afford to ignore the moral clarity of its insights, or its urgent call for a freer, fairer world.