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The Resource In the name of identity : violence and the need to belong, Amin Maalouf ; translated from the French by Barbara Bray

In the name of identity : violence and the need to belong, Amin Maalouf ; translated from the French by Barbara Bray

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In the name of identity : violence and the need to belong
Title
In the name of identity
Title remainder
violence and the need to belong
Statement of responsibility
Amin Maalouf ; translated from the French by Barbara Bray
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Identity
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The notion of identity -- personal, religious, ethnic, or national -- has given rise to heated passions and crimes throughout history. What makes each one of us unique has been a fundamental question of philosophy from Socrates to Freud. This book argues that the concept of identity that prevails the world over is still very much tribal. It allows men of all countries, conditions, and faiths to be transformed into butchers and fanatics, passing themselves off as defenders of a given identity. Maalouf contends that many of us would reject our inherited conceptions of identity, which we cling to through habit, if only we examined them more closely. The future of society depends on accepting -- while recognizing our uniqueness -- all identities
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Maalouf, Amin
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM753
LC item number
.M3313 2001
Literary form
non fiction
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In the name of identity : violence and the need to belong, Amin Maalouf ; translated from the French by Barbara Bray
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Publication
Control code
46937451
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st North American ed
Extent
164 p.
Isbn
9781559705936
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001024929
Label
In the name of identity : violence and the need to belong, Amin Maalouf ; translated from the French by Barbara Bray
Publication
Control code
46937451
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st North American ed
Extent
164 p.
Isbn
9781559705936
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001024929

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