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The Resource Us and them : the science of identity, David Berreby

Us and them : the science of identity, David Berreby

Label
Us and them : the science of identity
Title
Us and them
Title remainder
the science of identity
Statement of responsibility
David Berreby
Title variation
Us & them
Title variation remainder
the science of identity
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Democrat and Republican. Meat Eaters and Vegetarians. Black and White. As human beings we sort ourselves into groups. And once we identify ourselves as a member of a particular groupsay, Red Sox fanswe tend to feel more comfortable with others of our own kind, rather than, say, Yankees fans. Yet we all belong to multiple groups at the same timeone might be a woman, a mother, an American, a violinist. How do we decide which identities matter and why they matter so much? And what makes us willing to die for, or to kill for, a religion, a nation, or a race? In this award-winning book, David Berreby describes how twenty-first-century science is addressing these age-old questions. Ably linking neuroscience, social psychology, anthropology, and other fields, Us and Them investigates humanitys tribal mind and how this alters our thoughts, affects our health, and is manipulated for good and ill. From the medical effects of stress to the rhetoric of politics, our perceptions of group identity affect every part of our lives. Science, Berreby argues, shows how this part of human nature is both unexpectedly important and surprisingly misunderstood. Humans need our tribal senseit tells us who we are, how we should behave, and links us to others as well as the past and future. Some condemn this instinct, while others celebrate it. Berreby offers in Us and Them a third alternative: how we can accept and understand our inescapable tribal mind. -- from publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berreby, David,
Index
index present
LC call number
HM753
LC item number
.B47 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Group identity
  • Prejudices
  • Social groups
  • Social psychology
  • Group identity
  • Prejudices
  • Social groups
  • Social psychology
Label
Us and them : the science of identity, David Berreby
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Introduction
  • Notes and references
  • Index
  • "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
Control code
192109665
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 370 pages
Isbn
9780226044651
Lccn
2008006067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)192109665
Label
Us and them : the science of identity, David Berreby
Publication
Note
Previously published: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Introduction
  • Notes and references
  • Index
  • "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
Control code
192109665
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 370 pages
Isbn
9780226044651
Lccn
2008006067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)192109665

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