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Who are we -- and should it matter in the 21st century?

Author: Gary Younge
Publisher: London : Viking, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A provocative and illuminating analysis of the modern world's obsession with nationalism and patriotism, Gary Younge makes surprising and enlightening connections as he delivers a devastating critique on the way our society really works.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Younge
ISBN: 9780670917037 0670917036
OCLC Number: 500783871
Description: 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Me, Myself, I --
A political identity in ten parts --
2. A Wise Latina --
The question is not whether we all have identities, but whether we are all prepared to recognize them --
3. The Chronicles of Cablinasia --
Identities do not emerge out of common sense but communities --
4. Blessed are the Gatekeepers --
There is no such thing as authenticity, but there are plenty of people trying to enforce it --
5. The Truth in Her Eyes --
The only certain thing about any identity is that it will keep on changing --
6. The Many in One --
We each have several identities that can be compared but not ranked --
7. The Enemy Within --
Identities make no sense unless understood within the context of power --
8. Lost in Translation --
So long as the global means the erosion of democracy, the local will mean the elevation of identity --
Conclusion: Keeping the Wolf from the Door.
Responsibility: Gary Younge.

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Demonstrates that how we define ourselves affects every part of our lives: from violence on the streets to international terrorism; from changes in our laws to whom we elect; and, from our personal  Read more...

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With brilliant clarity, Gary Younge carefully guides us through a political minefield -- Andrea Levy Penetrating and provocative -- Sarfraz Manzoor * Guardian *

 
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