Who Are We And Should It Matter in the 21st Century?
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From those who insist that Barack Obama is Muslim to the European legislators who go to extraordinary lengths to ban items of clothing worn by a tiny percentage of their populations, Gary Younge shows, in this fascinating, witty, and provocative examination of the enduring legacy and obsession with identity in politics and everyday life, that how we define ourselves informs every aspect of our social, political, and personal lives. Younge--a black British male of Caribbean descent living in Brooklyn, New York, who speaks fluent Russian and French--travels the planet in search of answers to why identity is so combustible. From Tiger Woods's legacy to the scandal over Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, he finds that identity is inescapable, but solidarity may not be as elusive as we fear.
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Copyright year: 2011
Publication date: 6/28/2011
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|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 hut 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 within the context of power|
|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|