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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:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView 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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Sen, Amartya, 1933-
Identity and violence.
(DLC) 2005033123
(OCoLC)62330740
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amartya Sen
ISBN: 9780393243192 0393243192
OCLC Number: 916076298
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 215 pages)
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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Argues that most of the conflicts in the contemporary world arise from individuals' notions of who they are, and which groups they belong to local, national, religious - which define themselves in  Read more...

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