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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

Label
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
Title variation
Identity
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
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
Cataloging source
PLF
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Maalouf, Amin
Dewey number
302.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM753
LC item number
.M3313 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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Maalouf, Amin
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  • Group identity
  • Violent crimes
  • Violence
  • Group identity
Label
In the name of identity : violence and the need to belong, Amin Maalouf ; translated from the French by Barbara Bray
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of Identités meurtrières
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9781611453249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn778634789
  • (OCoLC)778634789
Label
In the name of identity : violence and the need to belong, Amin Maalouf ; translated from the French by Barbara Bray
Publication
Note
Translation of Identités meurtrières
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9781611453249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn778634789
  • (OCoLC)778634789

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