The Resource Identity and violence : the illusion of destiny, Amartya Sen

Identity and violence : the illusion of destiny, Amartya Sen

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Identity and violence : the illusion of destiny
Title
Identity and violence
Title remainder
the illusion of destiny
Statement of responsibility
Amartya Sen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Sen argues in this book that conflict and violence are sustained today, no less than in the past, by the illusion of a unique identity. Indeed, the world is increasingly taken to be a federation of religions (or of "cultures" or "civilizations"), ignoring the relevance of other ways in which people see themselves, involving class, gender, profession, language, literature, science, music, morals, or politics. Global attempts to stop such violence are also handicapped by the conceptual disarray generated by the presumption of singular and choiceless identity. When relations among different human beings are identified with a "clash of civilizations," or alternatively, with "amity among civilizations," human beings are miniaturized and deposited into little boxes." "Through his investigation of such diverse subjects as multiculturalism, postcolonialism, fundamentalism, terrorism, and globalization, Sen brings out the need for a clearheaded understanding of human freedom and the effectiveness of constructive public voice in global civil society. The world, Sen shows, can be made to move toward peace as firmly as it has recently spiraled toward violence and war."--Jacket
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DLC
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1933-
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Sen, Amartya
Dewey number
303.6012
Index
index present
LC call number
BD236
LC item number
.S46 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Issues of our time
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  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Group identity
  • Violence
  • Politiek geweld
  • Identiteit
  • Identificatie (psychologie)
  • Godsdienst
  • Identité
  • Identité collective
  • Violence
  • Religiöse Identität
  • Gewalt
  • Sozialphilosophie
  • Kulturelle Identität
Label
Identity and violence : the illusion of destiny, Amartya Sen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-197) and indexes
Contents
The violence of illusion -- Making sense of identity -- Civilizational confinement -- Religious affiliations and Muslim history -- West and anti-west -- Culture and captivity -- Globalization and voice -- Multiculturalism and freedom -- Freedom to think
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 215 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)916076298
Label
Identity and violence : the illusion of destiny, Amartya Sen
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-197) and indexes
Contents
The violence of illusion -- Making sense of identity -- Civilizational confinement -- Religious affiliations and Muslim history -- West and anti-west -- Culture and captivity -- Globalization and voice -- Multiculturalism and freedom -- Freedom to think
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 215 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)916076298

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