Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know / Malcolm Gladwell.
- 8 of 76 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
- 1 of 2 copies available at Harnett County Library System.
103 current holds with 76 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Dunn Public Library||302 Gla (Text)||33436001744884||Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
|Harnett County Main Library||302 Gla (Text)||36413004586163||Adult Nonfiction||Checked out||12/27/2019|
- ISBN: 9780316478526
- ISBN: 0316478520
- ISBN: 9780316536233
- ISBN: 0316536237
- ISBN: 9780316536240
- ISBN: 0316536245
- Physical Description: xii, 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2019
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-379) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Introduction: "Step out of the car!" -- Part one: Spies and diplomats: two puzzles. Fidel Castro's revenge ; Getting to know der Führer -- Part two: Default to truth. The queen of Cuba ; The holy fool ; Case study: The boy in the shower -- Part three: Transparency. The Friends fallacy ; A (short) explanation of the Amanda Knox case ; Case study: The fraternity party -- Part four: Lessons. KSM: what happens when the stranger is a terrorist? -- Part five: Coupling. Sylvia Plath ; Case study: The Kansas City experiments ; Sandra Bland.
In this thoughtful treatise spurred by the 2015 death of African-American academic Sandra Bland in jail after a traffic stop, New Yorker writer Gladwell (The Tipping Point) aims to figure out the strategies people use to assess strangers-to "analyze, critique them, figure out where they came from, figure out how to fix them," in other words: to understand how to balance trust and safety. He uses a variety of examples from history and recent headlines to illustrate that people size up the motivations, emotions, and trustworthiness of those they don't know both wrongly and with misplaced confidence.
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