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Us and Them: The Science of Identity

Democrat and Republican. Meat Eaters and Vegetarians. Black and White. As human beings we sort ourselves into groups. And once we identify ourselves as a member of a particular group—say, Red Sox fans—we tend to feel more comfortable with others of our own kind, rather than, say, Yankees fans. Yet we all belong to multiple groups at the same time—one might be a woman, a mother, an American, a violinist. How do we decide which identities matter and why they matter so much? And what makes us willing to die for, or to kill for, a religion, a nation, or a race?

Submitted:Jan 27, 2009
Author:David Berreby
Brand:University Of Chicago Press
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"Science of Identity" Us and Them: The Science of Identity

Us and Them: The Science of Identity by David Berreby. I love this book. It gives you a good foundation for understanding an impossibly large question: what is it about the human mind that makes us believe in categories like race, gender and ethnicity?

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"Science of Identity" Us and Them David Berreby: Amazon

Us and Them: The Science of Identity by David Berreby. I love this book. It gives you a good foundation for understanding an impossibly large question: what is it about the human mind that makes us believe in categories like race, gender and ethnicity?

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