Us and Them

Understanding Your Tribal Mind

Author: David Berreby

Publisher: Hutchinson Radius

ISBN: 9780091801113

Category: Group identity

Page: 370

View: 4610

US AND THEM: Understanding your tribal mind reveals how and why we convince ourselves that we belong to differing human kinds - tribe-type categories like races, religions, classes, street gangs and high school cliques. Why do we see these divisions? Why do we care about them so much? Why do we kill and die for them? We see it every day on the news. Why have high schools in the US become killing zones? Why does strife continue in Northern Ireland? How do terrorists learn to torture and kill anyone who isn't one of them? Members Only answers these questions by looking at their common root in human nature. Politics and culture are invoked, of course, but the heart of the book is the individual mind. David Berreby describes how each person creates their own mind map, identifies others with similar mind maps and ostracises all those who are different. Based in solid scientific research, David Berreby exposes new discoveries about the mind and brain that will eventually overturn many of our familiar notions about human kinds and how we perceive them. This is a crucial subject that touches all of our lives in ways both large and small, obvious and subtle. Human kind thinking is part of human nature.

Us and Them?

A History of Intolerance in America

Author: Jim Carnes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199761221

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

View: 9126

The history of intolerance in the United States begins in colonial times. Discrimination on the basis of religion, race, and sexual orientation have been characteristic of our society for more than three centuries. "Us and Them" illuminates these dark corners of our nation's past and traces its ongoing efforts to live up to its ideals. Through 14 case studies, using original documents, historical photos, newly commissioned paintings, and dramatic narratives, readers begin to understand the history and psychology of intolerance as they witness firsthand the struggles that have shaped our collective identity. We read about Mary Dyer, who was executed for her Quaker faith in Boston in 1660. We learn how the Mormons were expelled from Missouri in 1838. The attack on Chinese miners in Rock Spring, Wyoming in 1885, the battle of Wounded Knee in 1890, the activities of the Ku Klux Klan in Mobile, Alabama in 1981, and the Crown Heights riot in New York in 1991--all are presented in clear and powerful narrative that brings to life history that is often forgotten or slighted.

Us and Them

The Science of Identity

Author: David Berreby

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226044653

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

View: 5339

This groundbreaking and eloquently written book explains how and why people are wedded to the notion that they belong to differing human kinds--tribe-type categories like races, ethnic groups, nations, religions, casts, street gangs, sports fandom, and high school cliques.

Archaeologies of “Us” and “Them”

Debating History, Heritage and Indigeneity

Author: Charlotta Hillerdal,Anna Karlström,Carl-Gösta Ojala

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317281675

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 7161

Archaeologies of “Us” and “Them” explores the concept of indigeneity within the field of archaeology and heritage and in particular examines the shifts in power that occur when ‘we’ define ‘the other’ by categorizing ‘them’ as indigenous. Recognizing the complex and shifting distinctions between indigenous and non-indigenous pasts and presents, this volume gives a nuanced analysis of the underlying definitions, concepts and ethics associated with this field in order to explore Indigenous archaeology as a theoretical, ethical and political concept. Indigenous archaeology is an increasingly important topic discussed worldwide, and as such critical analyses must be applied to debates which are often surrounded by political correctness and consensus views. Drawing on an international range of global case studies, this timely and sensitive collection significantly contributes to the development of archaeological critical theory.

Us and Them?

The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Control

Author: Bridget Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199691592

Category: Law

Page: 209

View: 4963

Us and Them? explores the distinction between migrant and citizen through using the concept of 'the community of value'. The challenges of migration go to the heart of equality, rights, freedom, and membership. These are not only matters for migrants but go to the heart of citizens' politics.

Moral Tribes

Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them

Author: Joshua David Greene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143126059

Category: Philosophy

Page: 422

View: 3759

A path-breaking neuroscientist explores how globalization has illuminated the deep moral divisions between opposing sides, drawing on pioneering research to reveal the evolutionary sources of morality while outlining recommendations for bridging divided cultures.

How Fascism Works

The Politics of Us and Them

Author: Jason Stanley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0525511849

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 3894

“Reveals how the liberties of the people wither when voters embrace politicians who promote the divisive politics of us versus them.”—David Cay Johnston, author of The Making of Donald Trump and It’s Even Worse Than You Think “This is an important and essential book.”—Errol Morris, filmmaker and author of The Ashtray Fascist politics are running rampant in America today—and spreading around the world. A Yale philosopher identifies the ten pillars of fascist politics, and charts their horrifying rise and deep history. As the child of refugees of World War II Europe and a renowned philosopher and scholar of propaganda, Jason Stanley has a deep understanding of how democratic societies can be vulnerable to fascism: Nations don’t have to be fascist to suffer from fascist politics. In fact, fascism’s roots have been present in the United States for more than a century. Alarmed by the pervasive rise of fascist tactics both at home and around the globe, Stanley focuses here on the structures that unite them, laying out and analyzing the ten pillars of fascist politics—the language and beliefs that separate people into an “us” and a “them.” He knits together reflections on history, philosophy, sociology, and critical race theory with stories from contemporary Hungary, Poland, India, Myanmar, and the United States, among other nations. He makes clear the immense danger of underestimating the cumulative power of these tactics, which include exploiting a mythic version of a nation’s past; propaganda that twists the language of democratic ideals against themselves; anti-intellectualism directed against universities and experts; law and order politics predicated on the assumption that members of minority groups are criminals; and fierce attacks on labor groups and welfare. These mechanisms all build on one another, creating and reinforcing divisions and shaping a society vulnerable to the appeals of authoritarian leadership. By uncovering disturbing patterns that are as prevalent today as ever, Stanley reveals that the stuff of politics—charged by rhetoric and myth—can quickly become policy and reality. Only by recognizing fascists politics, he argues, may we resist its most harmful effects and return to democratic ideals. “With unsettling insight and disturbing clarity, How Fascism Works is an essential guidebook to our current national dilemma of democracy vs. authoritarianism.”—William Jelani Cobb, author of The Substance of Hope

Us and them

Author: Helmut Newton,Alice Springs

Publisher: Scalo Verlag Ac


Category: Photography

Page: 199

View: 7553

Helmut Newton met his wife, June, in Melbourne, Australia, in 1947 -- when he was becoming a fashion photographer and she was an actress. In 1970 June (who changed her artist's name to Alice Springs) started taking pictures as well. She focused on portraiture, while he continued to shock the photography and fashion establishment by melding haute couture with eroticism. Us and Them documents the revealing pictures they took of each other, as well as both self-portraits and celebrities the two of them photographed. The book gives us a glance into a very intimate, warm relationship between two photographers, and between wife and husband. Whether in Paris at their apartment at Rue Aubriot or in the hotel Chateau Marmont, Hollywood, their most intimate portraits come to life. All of these images are testimony to a vibrant and loving, private and professional relationship of fifty years. After the book Pages of the Glossies, which revealed the depth of Newton's work as a fashion photographer, this volume contains, for the first time, mostly unpublished images of the deeply emotional and intense relationship of two well-known artists.

Us and Them

What the British Think of the Americans; What the Americans Think of the British

Author: Paul Davis

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984940

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 1947

They've been our closest ally for more than a century. They've brought us Shakespeare, the Beatles, Monty Python, Winston Churchill, and the Jaguar E-Type. But what do we really think of our former colonial masters? Are they a proper, literate people with quirky humor and stout beer, or a snobbish breed of has-beens with a faded empire, bad teeth, and the Spice Girls? And what, for that matter, do the British truly think of Americans? Do they see us as the benevolent, can-do, masters of destiny we imagine ourselves to be? Or are we, in their eyes, arrogant and materialistic war mongers out to rule the world? These are the questions that acclaimed illustrator Paul Davis set out to answer as he traveled across the United States and the UK armed with pencil, notebook, and his razor-sharp powers of observation. Us and Them, an endlessly humorous book with two fronts, is the result. On one side, you'll find his devilish caricatures of Britons, each responding to the question posed in the title. Flip it over and you'll find Americans giving their takes on the Brits. A master satirist with a firm grasp on the inanity of the human condition, Davis will have you laughing out loud and returning time and again to sample the intelligence and humor of his observations.

Us And Them

Author: Peter Manning

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1742748678

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 4027

A riveting and sobering investigation into Australia's race problem and how our media demonises Arabs and Muslims. Since 9/11 the Australian media has been filled with bad news stories. Gang rapes in Sydney, asylum seekers, the Tampa federal election, the war in Afghanistan, the first year of the Palestinian intifada, the Cronulla riots - all hit the headlines on a regular basis. One factor ran through all of these: Arabs and Muslims. After the terrible anti-Muslim feeling after 9/11, Manning had the shocking realization that he hadn't fairly portrayed Muslims in the media, and had even used Australia's fear of Islam to sell stories. His reaction to the media firestorm about one ethnicity and one religion was to prepare a fully-refereed academic study on how both had been portrayed in two newspapers - Sydney's two major dailies - in the year before and the year after September 11, 2001. The results horrified him, and he set out to redress the balance any way he could. Now Professor of Media Studies at the University of Technology, he launched himself into an undergraduate degree in Arabic studies, and immersed himself in the Arab world. His subsequent trip to the Middle East was one of the best times of his life. Us and Them is an attempt by a respected journalist and media commentator to address the public, government-led and media-driven hysteria about the group of Australians now known as 'people of Middle Eastern appearance'. A combination of memoir, travel, culture, history and religion, Us and Them tells the story of one man's passionate quest to see justice done: to humanise rather than demonise the people our media - and us - tend to get so wrong.

Us and Them

On the Importance of Animals

Author: Anna Krien

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863955607

Category: Nature

Page: 132

View: 5530

In this dazzling essay, Anna Krien investigates the world we have made and the complexity of choices we face. From pets to the live cattle trade, from apex predators to scientific experiments, Krien shows how we should - and do - treat our fellow creatures.

Us and Them

A Play

Author: David Campton

Publisher: London ; New York : French


Category: English drama

Page: 15

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Us and Them

Author: David Campton

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871294265

Category: American drama

Page: 22

View: 4028


No More "us" and "them"

Classroom Lessons and Activities to Promote Peer Respect

Author: Lesley Roessing

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1610488121

Category: Education

Page: 135

View: 9383

Teachers must help their students acknowledge that they belong to a group together, and that any differencesbackgrounds, experiences, cultures, and skillsonly make us better. This book presents steps educators can take to create an atmosphere where adolescent students feel accepted, included, and valuable to themselves and to their peers.

Us and them

a study of group consciousness

Author: W. A. Elliott

Publisher: Aberdeen Univ Pr


Category: Psychology

Page: 164

View: 5602


Eliminating "Us And Them"

Making IT and the Business One

Author: Steven Romero

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430236442

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 9485

Challenging popular notions of what it takes for IT organizations to succeed, IT governance evangelist at CA Technologies Steve Romero presents many of the theories and ideas around IT governance, the key components of successful process management, and behavioral management as key factors in IT's success. The topic of IT governance has never been more popular than it is today. Almost every organization recognizes the need to establish sound IT governance, and almost every enterprise is still very immature when it comes to the discipline. This book challenges and calls into question the traditional approaches and strategies for running IT organizations. The concepts presented in the book are timeless, but reflect the recent changes in the organization's view of the role of the IT department. IT can become a major asset to an organization, often even becoming "the product" in today's Internet-based sales environment. Eliminating "Us and Them" discusses these changes and presents three areas that contribute most to the change from an alienated and oft-despised department to a key tool for organizational success: An in-depth understanding of IT governance, which has never been more popular than it is today. An in-depth understanding of process and process management, a discipline that more and more enterprises are investing in and establishing formal organizational constructs to enable and support. A case-study view of how an enterprise can establish, promote and instill the values that foster positive behaviors in every person in the organization, with the intent of influencing their ability to realize enterprise goals. Romero's insights are based on more than 30 years working in IT and over four years as an IT governance evangelist, traveling around the world, speaking at hundreds of events, and visiting more than 100 companies espousing the approach in this book. What you’ll learn If you are an IT professional, you'll see how you can help become more important to your organization. If you are a manager, you will understand what IT can bring to your organization and how to accomplish it. After reading this book: You will have an acute understanding of IT governance and will be able to engage the topic from a business perspective or an IT perspective. You will gain in-depth insights into the discipline of process management. You will understand the art and science of process management and will have a much greater ability to successfully establish and maintain business processes. You will have an understanding of how behavior influences enterprise success, and how to go about fostering behaviors necessary for enterprise success. Who this book is for This topic is a universally recognized problem that finally has a reasonable solution. The book will be quite useful for IT professionals looking to make their role more meaningful in the organization, but the book is written so that managers will come around and see that they have a very important untapped asset—their IT department—that they can turn around quickly to meet the needs of the organization. The book also appeals to laypeople who have seen the disconnect between IT and the organization at large, and are interested in solutions to this problem. Table of Contents Us and Them When IT is "Us" and "Them" Falling in Love with IT Governance The State of IT Goverance IT Governance Decisions IT Governance Mechanisms IT Governance Processes Beginning the IT Governance Journey Process (And Why Everybody Hates It) How I Fell in Love with Process Barriers to Process Understanding Process Process Design Process Implementation Process Management Process Roles Process Governance Employee Empowerment The Links Between Behavioral Management, IT Governance and Process The Critical Nature of Enterprise Values Process-centric Values and Behaviors The Challenges of Behavioral Management Walking the Talk Why Hasn't IT Fixed It? Governance, Process and Organizational Behavior

Us & Them

What the Americans Think of the British. What the British Think of the Americans

Author: Paul Davis

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856693981

Category: Great Britain

Page: 112

View: 7659

Davis gets to grip with national stereotypes on both sides of the Atlantic. Travelling around, armed with pencil, notebook and razor-sharp powers of observation for visual detail and the spoken word, he has produced a collection of sketches which capture the nuances of appearance, tone of voice and attitude of his subjects.

Us Plus Them

Tapping the Positive Power of Difference

Author: Todd L. Pittinsky

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422177777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

View: 969

Discusses the positive dimensions of difference and diversity and argues that these differences can be used to help people and build communities.

Us and Them

Author: Rosemund J Handler

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 0143529706

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8132

Growing up in Cape Town as the only child of orthodox Jews who escaped the Holocaust, Jen rebels against the religious beliefs and superstitions her parents impose on her. Her aim in life is simply to have fun. But she quickly finds she can escape neither her heritage nor the consequences of her choices. Jen's life is overshadowed by the dybbuk - the malign force that she believes robs her of what she holds most dear. Her twin daughters, feisty and individual, are every bit as rebellious as she was. Burdened with the shifting sands of their home, the sisters are propelled inexorably towards the breakdown of all they have shared and deeply loved. Beautifully crafted and unpredictable, this captivating novel leaves long echoes, drawing readers into the undergrowth of family, the ambiguities of parental love and the ageless power of superstition, which binds even those who scorn it.