Howl of the Wolf
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Using student writing from his "Interpersonal Relationships and Race" course Dr. Rupert Nacoste presents North Carolina State University (NCSU) students' voices describing their new awareness and growing understanding of neo-diversity. Neo-diversity is what we live with today; a time and circumstance when for all of us, contact with people who do not look like us happens every day, and is unavoidable. In their own words, NCSU students describe how they have experienced the anxiety of being in interaction with a person who is not like them in some way (by race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation). These students then speak out about how their new understanding of that anxiety has changed them and made them to want to accept the reality of neo-diversity. These students howl that all students at NCSU should learn to interact with people who are not like "you" because that is the only way to make 21st America a good place for everyone to live. Read this... More > book to hear the new howl of the Wolfpack.< Less
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Jan 31, 2018I thought the book had an excellent mix of student voices and professional experiences. With the purpose of the book being a reflection of student's intergroup experiences on campus, letting real entries from students drive the book made it very real and powerful. It also made the stories they told more accessible, as I had stronger reactions to some of them (like the awkward exchange between the convenience store clerk and customer) than I think I would have had without the context of college students sharing their experiences. The commentary that tied all the stories together and showed the social theories that they reflected gave the book credibility and made the lessons easily applicable to the reader. That is, the real and vivid stories quickly give the reader an image, and the zooming out broadened that image without losing the power behind it. There were a couple times in the book where the student stories went on a little long (in most cases I had this feeling when there were... More > back-to-back long student entries with little to no commentary). I don't feel like they needed to be reduced, but perhaps interjected with more commentary to help the book flow through those moments. Overall, this book was unlike any book I have ever read, and I really enjoyed it.< Less
Dec 8, 2017"Howl of the Wolf" is a thoughtful and incredibly personal analysis of the Neodiversity facing society. Crafted using excerpts from Dr. Nacoste's students and his own experiences this book feels more like a close friend giving advice rather than a Professor attempting to provide you with tools to navigate today's uncertain social situations and mixed group interactions. Once finished "Howl" will become a staple in your library and in your daily life. Hopefully you too will pick up this book and hear the howl!
Mar 3, 2013I thoroughly enjoyed reading Dr. Nacoste’s newest book, “Howl of the Wolf”. It transported me back to his class and reminded me how much I loved and appreciated his teaching style and his message. “Howl of the Wolf” is a must-read for any college student, as it offers astute insight into interpersonal relationships. It is a collection of well-selected stories from students and explanations and thought-provoking writing on the part of Dr. Nacoste. The book deals with delicate subjects in a candid and captivating manner, and it encourages the reader to question their actions and beliefs in a positive way. I have recommended this book to all of my friends, and I would suggest it be the common reading for our university and others. Bristol Bowman, NCSU Junior
Jan 17, 2013I definitely enjoyed “Howl of the Wolf.” Neo-diversity is something that needs to be addressed on a level outside of the classroom. It's something that is happening everywhere and every day and we can't escape it. My favorite chapter of the book was chapter 2, "No Innocent". I think it was my favorite chapter because it is the absolute truth. There really are no innocent. We says things every day and don't even realize that we are saying them. In fact, I still find myself guilty of saying things and not realizing I have said them and I took your course. I know better, but I'm still human. I make mistakes and that in return makes me just as guilty as the next person, even if I did not mean it in any negative context. That's what I got out of the chapter and I think that's something everyone would get out of that chapter. The chapter gave me a reality check to be more mindful than I already am in class, at work, in my personal relationships, just everywhere. “Howl of the Wolf”... More > is definitely a book that I want to keep on my shelf and let friends and family borrow, so that they can have to opportunity to learn like I have. Sandhya H Advani, NCSU Alumnus (2012)< Less
Dec 2, 2012“Howl of the Wolf” brought me right back to Dr. Nacoste’s class. With excerpts from student papers, this book demonstrates why there is a need for change. Neo-diversity is all around us and is unavoidable. We are social creatures at heart, and because of this we come into contact everyday with people that are different than ourselves. This book really opens the eyes of the reader to what is going on in our society today. For this reason, everyone should be exposed to “Howl of the Wolf.”
Nov 5, 2012It is currently almost midnight and I have just finished “Howl of the Wolf!” I could not have thought of a better title for this book. It's very thoughtful and meaningful. We, as students at NCSU, are one. We are the Wolfpack! We all come from different backgrounds, different ways that we define ourselves. In this book, each one of us is figuratively a wolf in this wolfpack. Each of us have a voice, a howl per se, and we come together to voice our own experiences and our own thoughts. Each of us "wolves" is different; different race, gender, ethnicity, and religion. However, we come together as a pack and howl out to stop prejudice and bigotry; to help each other in neo-diversity, to help each other in intergroup interactions. I loved “Howl of the Wolf.” I could only hope that this book goes viral and becomes a must-read. This book could open the eyes of so many. Ashley Bridge NCSU Senior
Nov 5, 2012“Howl of the Wolf” is a great book. It catches you from the start. I started reading it at 2.30am and couldn't put it down until 5.30am, when I was almost sleep-reading. I like that it’s short, fast and straight to the point, the next best thing to taking Dr. Nacoste’s class. For people who have taken the class, its helps refresh your memory and remind you to Howl! for your pack whenever you stray. Everyone on campus should read it! It’s the spark we need to ignite change. Carlos Solorzano NCSU-Senior
Oct 30, 2012What I find so fascinating about Dr. Nacoste's book is that it addresses the issues that most of us face on a daily basis regarding how to interact with people who are different from us and people whom we may have internalized prejudices about. This book includes astute insights from Dr. Nacoste's students whom are on the same journey that we are all on, even those of us who grew up in the 1960s. I highly recommend this book as a way to open up conversation on how our society can become inclusive and honor our differences.
Oct 24, 2012I just finished reading “Howl of the Wolf” for the first time. I thank Dr. Nacoste for writing it. While I have been interested in the themes of this book for a while, the neo-diversity paradigm and framework Dr. Nacoste used was new to me, and I really appreciate how he was able to articulate things I have felt but not been able to say. Alton Russell NCSU Parks Scholar
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- Rupert W. Nacoste (Standard Copyright License)
- Rupert W. Nacoste
- September 19, 2012
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.54 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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