THE TIME NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
''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.
|Година на издаване||2020|
|Размери||0.742kg (16cm x 24cm)|
|Категория||Книги / Книги на английски език / History / Politics & Sociology / History & Politics /|