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

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Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know
Title
Talking to strangers
Title remainder
what we should know about the people we don't know
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Gladwell
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and number-one best-selling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers - and why they often go wrong. How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true? Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland - throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his number one best seller, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times
Cataloging source
YOL
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1963-
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Gladwell, Malcolm
Dewey number
302
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social psychology
  • Strangers
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Trust
  • Threat (Psychology)
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Social psychology
  • Strangers
  • Trust
Target audience
adult
Label
Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know, Malcolm Gladwell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 569-623)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
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Contents
Introduction : "Step out of the car!" -- Part I. Spies and diplomats: two puzzles : Fidel Castro's revenge -- Getting to know der Führer -- Part II. Default to truth : The queen of Cuba -- The holy fool -- Case study: The boy in the shower -- Part III. Transparency : The Friends fallacy -- A (short) explanation of the Amanda Knox case -- Case study: The fraternity party -- Part IV. Lessons : KSM: what happens when the stranger is a terrorist? -- Part V. Coupling : Sylvia Plath -- Case study: The Kansas City experiments -- Sandra Bland
Control code
on1114310439
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • Large print edition.
Extent
xii, 623 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316535571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780316535571
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, charts
System control number
(OCoLC)1114310439
Label
Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know, Malcolm Gladwell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 569-623)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "Step out of the car!" -- Part I. Spies and diplomats: two puzzles : Fidel Castro's revenge -- Getting to know der Führer -- Part II. Default to truth : The queen of Cuba -- The holy fool -- Case study: The boy in the shower -- Part III. Transparency : The Friends fallacy -- A (short) explanation of the Amanda Knox case -- Case study: The fraternity party -- Part IV. Lessons : KSM: what happens when the stranger is a terrorist? -- Part V. Coupling : Sylvia Plath -- Case study: The Kansas City experiments -- Sandra Bland
Control code
on1114310439
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • Large print edition.
Extent
xii, 623 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316535571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780316535571
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, charts
System control number
(OCoLC)1114310439

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