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'Stigma And Culture' Examines Cultural Class In Black Populations

An image of Duke anthropology professor J. Lorand Matory
J. Lorand Matory
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Ethnic identity can be shaped by cultural practices and heritage. But in his new book, Stigma and Culture: Last-Place Anxiety in Black America

 (The University of Chicago Press/2015)

J. Lorand Matory, Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University, says a cultural hierarchy stigmatizes different ethnic groups against one another and creates cultural competition.


 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Matory about the ways identity is shaped by a cultural hierarchy. 

 
 

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