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Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know / Malcolm Gladwell.

Available copies

  • 8 of 76 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Harnett County Library System.

Current holds

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

Record details

  • 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.

Content descriptions

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 F├╝hrer -- 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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Psychology, Applied.
Threat (Psychology)
Conduct of life > Miscellanea.
Interpersonal relations > Miscellanea.
Genre: Informational works.

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