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6/18/09

Book #105 Hechinger's Field Guide to Ethnic Stereotypes




3 out of 5

Product Description
Can you differentiate between the Amish and the Hasidic Jew?
Do you know the single, shocking difference between the Redneck and the Appalachian? Can you successfully identify -- and avoid -- the Charismatic, Verbose Nigerian Cabdriver or the Honda-Driving UCLA Korean Gangster Wannabe? If the answer is "no" to any of the above, then Hechinger's Field Guide to Ethnic Stereotypes is the book for you.
Home to people from over 168 nations, the burgeoning ethnic melting pot we call America can be a frightening and disorienting place for the uninitiated. In order to successfully navigate this culturally rocky terrain, it's essential that one understand the ethnic landscape we inhabit. Hechinger's Field Guide to Ethnic Stereotypes, by world renowned cultural anthropologists Kevin and Curtis Hechinger, is a comprehensive, groundbreaking, and painstakingly assembled collection of everything you need to know about this puzzling world in which we live.
Whether tracking the migratory pattern of the Northeastern Jew, cataloging the breeding habits of the Passive Asian Male, or highlighting the almost imperceptible differences between Cubans and Dominicans, these two fearless naturalists have devoted their lives to the study of human variety.
An instant classic and invaluable tool for the professional cultural anthropologist, the amateur enthusiast, or anyone lost on the subway, Hechinger's Field Guide to Ethnic Stereotypes will reshape the scientific community just as surely as it will settle the age-old question of whether Vodka-Loving Stalin Haters can out-drink Irish-American Firemen.
Are we very different?
Or are we exactly the same? For the answers to these and other probing questions that may well be all that stand between happiness and despair, read Hechinger's Field Guide to Ethnic Stereotypes. Now.

About the Author

Drs. Kevin and Curtis Hechinger are world-famous cultural anthropologists. Home schooled for their entire lives, they awarded each other Ph.D.s upon successfully completing Hechinger's Field Guide to Ethnic Stereotypes, which also serves as their dissertation in a completely unofficial capacity. Kevin is eighteen months older than Curtis and can throw a football farther. When not in the field, they reside in New York. They prefer to keep any other personal details private until they gauge public reaction to this book. Drs. Kevin and Curtis Hechinger are world-famous cultural anthropologists. Home schooled for their entire lives, they awarded each other Ph.D.s upon successfully completing Hechinger's Field Guide to Ethnic Stereotypes, which also serves as their dissertation in a completely unofficial capacity. Kevin is eighteen months older than Curtis and can throw a football farther. When not in the field, they reside in New York. They prefer to keep any other personal details private until they gauge public reaction to this book.

This study guide of racial stereotypes can be very funny at times. Take this with a grain of salt and you won't be disappointed. I don't think I am the target audience for this book though.

Product Details
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (February 17, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1416577823
ISBN-13: 978-1416577829
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5 x 0.6 inches


1 comment:

  1. This sounds a bit outrageous, especially from home schooled friend-awarded Ph.D's!! Is it worth the read, except for the laughs?

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