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Author Maalouf, Amin.

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

Imprint New York : Arcade : Distributed by Time Warner Trade, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  302.4 M111I    Check Shelf
Edition 1st North American ed.
Description 164 pages ; 22 cm
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.
Subject Group identity.
Group identity. (OCoLC)fst00948442
Politiek geweld.
Sociale identiteit.
Added Title Identités meurtrières. English
ISBN 1559705930 (alk. paper)
9781559705936 (alk. paper)
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