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The sarcophagus of identity : tribalism, nationalism, and the transcendence of the self

Author: James M Skelly
Publisher: Stuttgart : Ibidem-Verlag, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Given the increasing centrality of identity to contemporary politics, James Skelly’s book provides a critical and useful analysis of the dominant and problematic conceptual bases for self and identity. Inspired in part by his lawsuit against the US Secretary of Defense while serving as an active duty military officer, Skelly argues that our use of language in the construction of identities is unwitting,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)965764798
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James M Skelly
ISBN: 9783838269887 3838269888
OCLC Number: 1011617072
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; TABLE OF CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND PREFACE; CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION; Larry Armstrong and Johnny Spain; CHAPTER II INSTITUTIONS AND THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY; A Personal Odyssey; A Child's Journey: Violence, Religion, & Sex; The Republic Of Baseball; CHAPTER III LT. JAMES M. SKELLY, USN V. MELVIN LAIRD, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE; The Devil's Education; Harassed By a 'Soviet Spy Ship'; Augustine's Confession; Good Advice from an Undercover Cop; Lt. James Skelly, USN v Melvin Laird, Secretary of Defense; Reflections on Law and Identity; The Highâ#x80;#x90;Ranking Librarian. CHAPTER IV IDENTITY IN THE WESTERN PHILOSOPHICAL, SOCIOLOGICAL, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TRADITIONIdentityâ#x80;#x94;Embedded and Disembedded; Identity Crises; Hints about the Dystopian Future of 'Identity'; Emil Kraepelin and His Patient; CHAPTER V IDENTITY AND MICROâ#x80;#x90;POLITICS; Socialization; CHAPTER VI NATIONAL IDENTITY: ATTRACTIONS AND FLAWS; National Identity; CHAPTER VII CONCLUSION: WHAT IS TO BE DONE?; The Semiotic Problem of the Self; How to Proceed; BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCES; INDEX OF NAMES.
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"Given the increasing centrality of identity to contemporary politics, James Skelly’s book provides a critical and useful analysis of the dominant and problematic conceptual bases for self and identity. Inspired in part by his lawsuit against the US Secretary of Defense while serving as an active duty military officer, Skelly argues that our use of language in the construction of identities is unwitting, unreflective, and has engendered horrific consequences for tens of millions of humans. In contrast, he demonstrates our need to overcome sectarian modes of thinking and to engage in much deeper forms of solidarity with others by foregrounding a species identity. This book offers not only an academic reflection on the concept of identity but one that delves into the nature of the self and identity by drawing on Skelly's concrete experience of attempting to present a self-identity opposed to war in the face of the political, psychological, religious, and legal arguments put forth in a year-long legal battle with the United States government. One consequence is that Skelly argues that to create a new and more pacific human sensibility we must help ourselves and others to gain sovereignty over our social worlds and the definition of 'who we are,' by arming individuals with the tools necessary to overcome the definitions and categorizations we are subjected to in the construction of traditional notions of 'identity.'"--Publisher.

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