Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown v. Board of Education

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  • ISBN: 0226014673
  • Author: Danielle Allen
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Genre: Science & Math
  • Date: Nov. 1 2006
  • Pages: 232
  • Language: English

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Synopsis

“Don’t talk to strangers” is the advice long given to children by parents of all classes and races. Today it has blossomed into a fundamental precept of civic education, reflecting interracial distrust, personal and political alienation, and a profound suspicion of others. In this powerful …