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Us and them : the science of identity

Author: David Berreby
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This groundbreaking and eloquently written book explains how and why people are wedded to the notion that they belong to differing human kinds--tribe-type categories like races, ethnic groups,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Berreby
ISBN: 9780226044651 0226044653
OCLC Number: 192109665
Notes: Previously published: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2005.
Description: xxiv, 370 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"That's our biggest difference" --
"There are few questions more curious than this" --
Counting and measuring --
Birds of a feather --
Mind sight and kind sight --
Looking for the codes --
How mind makes world --
Inventing tradition in Oklahoma, or what I did on my summer vacation --
Them, we burn --
"Our common humanity makes us weep" --
No humans involved --
Don't be a stranger --
Hazings and conversions --
The heads on the poles --
Species of Darwinism --
Conclusion --
Acknowledgments --
Notes and references --
Index.
Other Titles: Us & them :
Responsibility: David Berreby.
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What exactly is this seemingly natural tendency to sort others into kinds ? This question forms the core of Us and Them, which explores the conscious and unconscious ways in which people classify one Read more...

 
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