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

Large Print
Published 2019
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Summary:

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.

ISBN:
9780316535571
0316535575
Edition:
Large print edition.
Description:
xii, 623 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes:
Canadiana
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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