Ranked: What Defines A Culture? How To Belong To A Community?

This is a subjective Ranked version of Intriguing Connections: What Defines A Culture? How To Belong To A Community?


These books try to define a what is a culture.  A culture is a community.  Books that try to provide guidance on how to belong to a community.  And the potential consequences.    


What Is Culture:
    1. The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter by Joseph Henrich
    2. Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: Tight and Loose Cultures and the Secret Signals that Direct Our Lives by Michele Gelfand
    3. World Cultures: Analyzing Pre-Industrial Societies In Africa, Asia, Europe, And the Americas by James T. Shea

    The Value Of A Community:
    1. The Evolution of God by Robert Wright

    The Value Of A Community / Fiction:


    How To Belong To A Community:
    1. The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith
    2. Citizenship Papers by Wendell Berry
    3. On Obligations by Marcus Tullius Cicero
    4. The Politics by Aristotle

    How To Belong To A Community / Fiction:
    1. A Voracious Grief by Lindsey Lamh
    2. The Guest by Albert Camus (Exile and the Kingdom)
    3. The Growing Stone by Albert Camus (Exile and the Kingdom)

    Lack Of Community:
    1. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson

    Consequences Of A Community:
    1. Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations by Amy Chua
    2. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
    3. Why Societies Need Dissent by Cass R. Sunstein
    4. The Myth of Left and Right: How the Political Spectrum Misleads and Harms America by Verlan Lewis, Hyrum Lewis
    5. The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth by Jonathan Rauch
    6. Race And Culture: A World View by Thomas Sowell
    7. Inventing the Enemy by Umberto Eco
    8. Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America by John McWhorter
    9. The End of Gender: Debunking the Myths about Sex and Identity in Our Society by Debra Soh
    10. Black Boy by Richard Wright
    11. The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis
    12. Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them by Joshua D. Greene
    13. When Women Ruled The World by Maureen Quilligan
    14. Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason by Michel Foucault

    Consequences Of A Community / Fiction:
    1. Berlin by Jason Lutes
    2. Elektra by Jennifer Saint
    3. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin


    Types Of Communities:
    1. The Wolf Age: The Vikings, the Anglo-Saxons and the Battle for the North Sea Empire by Tore Skeie
    2. Japanese Culture: The Religious and Philosophical Foundations by Roger J. Davies
    3. The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap by Gish Jen
    4. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
    5. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
    6. Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland
    7. Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
    8. Ancient Greece: From Beginning To End by Stephan Weaver

    How Culture Shapes Thought:
    1. How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett
    2. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker
    3. The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to Homeland by Shlomo Sand