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Identity and violence : the illusion of destiny

Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2006.
Series: Issues of our time (W.W. Norton & Company)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amartya Sen
ISBN: 9780393060072 0393060071 9780393329292 0393329291 0713999381 9780713999389
OCLC Number: 62330740
Description: xx, 215 pages ; 22 cm.
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.
Series Title: Issues of our time (W.W. Norton & Company)
Responsibility: Amartya Sen.
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