Author(s): Wilkerson, Isabel,
Binding: Hardback,
Date of Publication: 04/08/2020,
Pagination: 496 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Allen Lane,
Published By: Penguin Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Social discrimination & inequality, Social classes, Ethnic studies 
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9780241486511
Description: 

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'The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power - which groups have it and which do not.'

Beyond race or class, our lives are defined by a powerful, unspoken system of divisions. In Caste, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson gives an astounding portrait of this hidden phenomenon.

Linking America, India and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson reveals how our world has been shaped by caste - and how its rigid, arbitrary hierarchies still divide us today. With clear-sighted rigour, Wilkerson unearths the eight pillars that connect caste systems across civilizations, and demonstrates how our own era of intensifying conflict and upheaval has arisen as a consequence of caste.

Weaving in stories of real people, she shows how its insidious undertow emerges every day; she documents its surprising health costs; and she explores its effects on culture and politics.

Finally, Wilkerson points forward to the ways we can - and must - move beyond its artificial divisions, towards our common humanity.

Beautifully written and deeply original, Caste is an eye-opening examination of what lies beneath the surface of ordinary lives. No one can afford to ignore the moral clarity of its insights, or its urgent call for a freer, fairer world.

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