Orlando Patterson

Photo of Orlando PattersonPhoto | Stu RosnerOrlando Patterson is John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University; the author of Freedom in the Making of Western Culture, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and Slavery and Social Death; and the editor of The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth, for which he was awarded the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Lifetime Achievement. His work has been honored by the American Sociological Association and the American Political Science Association, among others, and he is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He served as Special Advisor for Social Policy and Development to Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley and was awarded the Order of Distinction by the Government of Jamaica.

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Cover: The Confounding Island: Jamaica and the Postcolonial PredicamentThe Confounding Island: Jamaica and the Postcolonial PredicamentPatterson, OrlandoHARDCOVER11/12/2019$35.00
Cover: The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black YouthThe Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black YouthPatterson, OrlandoPAPERBACK03/14/2016$20.50
Cover: Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study, With a New PrefaceSlavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study, With a New PrefacePatterson, OrlandoPAPERBACK10/15/2018$21.95
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As students around the world deliberate their options for further education, only made more challenging in a pandemic, we’re reminded that getting in is only half the battle. In The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Anthony Abraham Jack asks how—and why—do disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges? What can schools can do differently if these students are to thrive? As back to school season begins, we spoke to two university book clubs that read and discussed The Privileged Poor this summer.