Whistling Vivaldi  And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us  Issues of Our Time  Book
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Whistling Vivaldi And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us Issues of Our Time


  • Author : Claude M. Steele
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-04-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 0393341488

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Whistling Vivaldi And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us Issues of Our Time Book Description :

The acclaimed social psychologist offers an insider’s look at his research and groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity. Claude M. Steele, who has been called “one of the few great social psychologists,” offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities.

Whistling Vivaldi  How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do  Issues of Our Time  Book
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Whistling Vivaldi How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do Issues of Our Time


  • Author : Claude Steele
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-04-04
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393339727

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Whistling Vivaldi How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do Issues of Our Time Book Description :

In Whistling Vivaldi, described as a 'beautifully-written account' of the relationship between stereotypes and identity, Claude Steele offers a vivid first-person detailing of the research that brought him to his groundbreaking conclusions. Through the telling of dramatic personal stories, Dr. Steele shares the process of constructing and completing experiments and statistical studies that show that exposing subjects to stereotypes - merely reminding a group of female math majors about to take a math test, for example, that women are considered naturally inferior to men at math - impairs their performance in the area affected by the stereotype. Steele's conclusions shed new light on a host of American social phenomena, from the racial and gender gaps in standardized test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men. As Homi Bhabha states, 'Steele's book is both urgent and important in understanding the tyranny of the stereotype and liberating ourselves from its derogatory, one-dimensional vision.' Whistling Vivaldi presents a new way of looking at identity and the way it is shaped by social expectations, and, in Richard Thompson Ford's words, 'offers a clear and compelling analysis and, better still, straightforward and practical solutions.'

Whistling Vivaldi  How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do  Issues of Our Time  Book
Score: 4
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Whistling Vivaldi How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do Issues of Our Time


  • Author : Claude Steele
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-04-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393062496

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Whistling Vivaldi How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do Issues of Our Time Book Description :

Through dramatic personal stories, the author shares the experiments and studies that show that exposing subjects to stereotypes, including those applying to race and gender, impairs the subjects' performance in the area affected by the stereotype.

Whistling Vivaldi Book

Whistling Vivaldi


  • Author : Claude Steele
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Discrimination
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393352463

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Stereotype Threat Book

Stereotype Threat


  • Author : Michael Inzlicht
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199732449

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Stereotype Threat Book Description :

Why do various racial, ethnic, religious, and gender groups differ in academic and job performance? Standard explanations for these disparities typically invoke either biological or socialization perspectives. Some argue that women and minorities are genetically endowed with inferior abilities, while others argue that members of these demographic groups are products of environments that frustrate the development of the skills needed for success. The research summarized in this book, however, suggests that subtle reminders of cultural stereotypes play a critical yet underappreciated role in interfering with intellectual performance and in creating an illusion of group differences in ability.

The Social Psychology of Stigma Book

The Social Psychology of Stigma


  • Author : Todd F. Heatherton
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 2003-07-16
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 1572309423

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The Social Psychology of Stigma Book Description :

The volume demonstrates that stigma is a normal - albeit undesirable - consequence of people's limited cognitive resources, and of the social information and experiences to which they are exposed. Incorporated are the perspectives of both the perceiver and the target; the relevance of personal and collective identities; and the interplay of affective, cognitive, and behavioral processes. Particular attention is given to how stigmatized persons make meaning of their predicaments, such as by forming alternative, positive group identities.

Diversity and Multiculturalism Book

Diversity and Multiculturalism


  • Author : Shirley R. Steinberg
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 485
  • ISBN 10 : 1433103451

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Diversity and Multiculturalism Book Description :

This reader demands that we understand diversity and multiculturalism by identifying the ways in which curriculum has been written and taught, and by redefining the field with an equitable lens, freeing it from the dominant cultural curriculum. The book problematizes the issue of whiteness, for instance, as not being the opposite of blackness or «person-of-colorness», but rather a meta-description for our dominant culture. Issues are also addressed that are usually left out of the discussion about diversity and multiculturalism: this reader includes essays on physical diversity, geographic diversity, and difference in sexualities. This is the quintessential collection of work by critical scholars committed to redefining the conversation on multiculturalism and diversity.

When Should Law Forgive  Book

When Should Law Forgive


  • Author : Martha Minow
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393651829

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When Should Law Forgive Book Description :

“Martha Minow is a voice of moral clarity: a lawyer arguing for forgiveness, a scholar arguing for evidence, a person arguing for compassion.” —Jill Lepore, author of These Truths In an age increasingly defined by accusation and resentment, Martha Minow makes an eloquent, deeply-researched argument in favor of strengthening the role of forgiveness in the administration of law. Through three case studies, Minow addresses such foundational issues as: Who has the right to forgive? Who should be forgiven? And under what terms? The result is as lucid as it is compassionate: A compelling study of the mechanisms of justice by one of this country’s foremost legal experts.

Between the World and Me Book
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Between the World and Me


  • Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release Date : 2015-07-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679645986

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Between the World and Me Book Description :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race” (Rolling Stone) NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living r

Think  Care  Act Book

Think Care Act


  • Author : Susan Gelber Cannon
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release Date : 2011-12-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617354281

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Think Care Act Book Description :

Committed to teaching for peace and justice, the author brings to life a teaching approach that empowers youth: • to think critically and creatively about historical, current, and future issues, • to care about classmates and neighbors as well as the global community, • to act—locally and globally—for the greater good. Think, Care, Act: Teaching for a Peaceful Future is readable, practical, conversational, and intimate. It will inspire readers to build a just and peaceful world. Think, Care, Act depicts the daily successes and struggles a peace educator undergoes in encouraging students to envision peace and gain tools to build a culture of peace. The author uses three imperatives—think, care, act—to infuse required curricula with peace, character, and multicultural concepts in daily activities throughout the year. Chapters address critical and creative thinking; media and political literacy; compassionate classroom and school climate; explorations of racism, gender issues, civil discourse, global citizenship, war, and peace; and school, community, and global socialaction projects. Chapters include rationales, lesson expectations, and classroom “playbyplay.” Students’ feedback about the impact of lessons is also featured. With its combination of theory and practice Think, Care, Act is unique. It will motivate teachers, education students, and scholars to employ “think, care, act” frameworks to empower students to build a peaceful future.