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The Resource Who are we-- and should it matter in the 21st century?, Gary Younge

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

Label
Who are we-- and should it matter in the 21st century?
Title
Who are we-- and should it matter in the 21st century?
Statement of responsibility
Gary Younge
Title variation
  • Who are we and should it matter in the 21st century
  • Who are we and should it matter in the twenty-first century
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As borders vanish, more people travel, cultures mingle, and communications across continents become easier, aren't relations between people supposed to be getting less fraught? Why then are people retreating into the refuges of religion, nationality, race, and region? In France the Roma are deported en masse, in Italy Prime Minister Berlusconi has called undocumented workers an 'army of evil' and in Oklahoma, where Muslims are only 0.2 percent of the population, 70 percent of Oklahomans voted to ban the introduction of Sharia Law ... Younge demonstrates that how we define ourselves deeply matters: identity often determines whom we elect to public office; informs the choices we make for safety and often figures prominently in the decision to go to war ... 'Who Are We?' shows how identity shapes our personal and political worlds ... Brilliantly observed, witty, and deeply impassioned, "Who Are We' urges us to halt this retreat, to search for common higher ground, or to be prepared to see a society more dangerously divided than ever ..."--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Younge, Gary
Index
index present
LC call number
HM753
LC item number
.Y686 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Group identity
  • Social conflict
  • Race
  • Race relations
  • Religious discrimination
  • Nationalism
  • Public opinion
  • Group identity
  • Social conflict
  • Nationalism
  • Race relations
Label
Who are we-- and should it matter in the 21st century?, Gary Younge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Me, myself, I: a political identity in ten parts -- A wise latina: the question is not whether we all have identities, but whether we are all prepared to recognize them -- The chronicles of cablinasia: identities do not emerge out of common sense but communities -- Blessed are the gatekeepers: there is no such thing as authenticity, but there are plenty of people trying to enforce it -- The truth in her eyes: the only certain thing about any identity is that it will keep on changing -- The many in one: we each have several identities that can be compared but not ranked -- The enemy within: identities make no sense unless understood withing context of power -- Lost in translation: so long as the global means the erosion of democracy, the local will mean the elevation of identity
Control code
663952482
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9781568586601
Lccn
2011925041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)663952482
Label
Who are we-- and should it matter in the 21st century?, Gary Younge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Me, myself, I: a political identity in ten parts -- A wise latina: the question is not whether we all have identities, but whether we are all prepared to recognize them -- The chronicles of cablinasia: identities do not emerge out of common sense but communities -- Blessed are the gatekeepers: there is no such thing as authenticity, but there are plenty of people trying to enforce it -- The truth in her eyes: the only certain thing about any identity is that it will keep on changing -- The many in one: we each have several identities that can be compared but not ranked -- The enemy within: identities make no sense unless understood withing context of power -- Lost in translation: so long as the global means the erosion of democracy, the local will mean the elevation of identity
Control code
663952482
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9781568586601
Lccn
2011925041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)663952482

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