Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know
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Published
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
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302 GLADWEL
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302 GLADWEL
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Physical Desc
xii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780316478526, 0316478520, 9780316536233, 0316536237, 9780316536240, 0316536245

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-379) and index.
Description
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.