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Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know

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First edition.

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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Avon Free Library 302 GLA (Text)
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52113300509831
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Bloomfield Public Library 302 Gladwell (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300138241
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11/26/2019
Bristol Library 302 GLA (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52134300055377
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11/21/2019
Clifton Springs Library 302 Gla (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52115300372052
Checked out
12/10/2019
Geneva Public Library 302 GLA (Text)
Second Floor New Books
52118301001852
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11/30/2019
Honeoye Public Library 302 (Text)
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52120300377572
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Lima Public Library MCN 302 GLA (Text)
McNaughton
52139000870843
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Lyons Public Library 302 GLA (Text)
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52141300547105
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Macedon Public Library 302 GLA (Text)
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52121300735983
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Mount Morris Library 302 Gla (Text)
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52123300267629
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12/05/2019
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316478526
  • ISBN: 0316478520
  • Physical Description: xii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 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.
Strangers.
Conduct of life > Miscellanea.
Interpersonal relations > Miscellanea.
Trust.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication.
Conduct of life.
Interpersonal relations.
Trust.
Genre: Informational works.


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