Ethnic relations

Les identités meurtrières

Author: Amin Maalouf

Publisher: Grasset & Fasquelle

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Category: Ethnic relations

Page: 210

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" Depuis que j'ai quitté le Liban pour m'installer, en France, que de fois m'a-t-on demandé, avec les meilleures intentions du monde, si je me sentais " plutôt français " ou " plutôt libanais ". Je réponds invariablement : " L'un et l'autre ! " Non par quelque souci d'équilibre ou d'équité, mais parce qu'en répondant différemment, je mentirais. Ce qui fait que je suis moi-même et pas un autre, c'est que je suis ainsi à la lisière de deux pays de deux ou trois langues, de plusieurs traditions culturelles. C'est cela mon identité... " Partant d'une question anodine qu'on lui a souvent posée, Amin Maalouf s'interroge sur la notion d'identité, sur les passions qu'elle suscite, sur ses dérives meurtrières. Pourquoi est-il si difficile d'assumer en toute liberté ses diverses appartenances ? Pourquoi faut-il, en cette fin de siècle que l'affirmation de soi s'accompagne si souvent de la négation d'autrui ? Nos sociétés seront-elles indéfiniment soumises aux tensions, aux déchaînements de violence, pour la seule raison que les êtres qui s'y côtoient n'ont pas tous la même religion, la même couleur de peau, la même culture d'origine ? Y aurait-il une loi de la nature ou une loi de l'Histoire qui condamne les hommes à s'entre-tuer au nom de leur identité ? C'est parce qu'il refuse cette fatalité que l'auteur a choisi d'écrire les Identités meurtrières, un livre de sagesse et de lucidité, d'inquiétude mais aussi d'espoir.
Mediterranean Region

Grenzen und Entgrenzungen

Author: Beate Burtscher-Bechter

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

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Category: Mediterranean Region

Page: 372

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European Union countries

Die Schweiz und Europa

Author: Philipp Aerni

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

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Category: European Union countries

Page: 359

View: 247

Literary Criticism

Postcolonial Violence, Culture and Identity in Francophone Africa and the Antilles

Author: Lorna Milne

Publisher: Peter Lang

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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This collection of essays derives from a conference on Violence, Culture and Identity held in St. Andrews in June 2003. It examines postcolonial cultures and identities by investigating the way in which violence is represented by Francophone creative artists.
Philosophy

Imagination and Art: Explorations in Contemporary Theory

Author: Keith Moser

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 810

View: 494

This transdisciplinary project represents the most comprehensive study of imagination to date. The eclectic group of international scholars who comprise Imagination and Art propose bold and innovative theoretical frameworks for (re-) conceptualizing imagination in all of its divergent forms.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Arabic, Self and Identity

Author: Yasir Suleiman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Arabic, Self, and Identity uses autoethnography, autobiography, and a detailed study of names to investigate the links between conflict and displacement, and between the Self and group identity.
History

In the Light of Medieval Spain

Author: S. Doubleday

Publisher: Springer

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Category: History

Page: 217

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This volume brings together a team of leading scholars in Spanish studies to interrogate the contemporary significance of the medieval past, offering a counterbalance to intellectual withdrawal from urgent public debates.
Philosophy

La rationalite, une ou plurielle?

Author: Paulin J. Hountondji

Publisher: African Books Collective

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 467

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Several well-known researchers participated in that debate, amongst whom Richard Rorty (United States), Meinrad Hebga (Cameroon), Harris Memel-Fot? (C?te d'Ivoire), and more than seventy philosophers, historians, anthropologists, literary critics, and psychoanalysts from various countries. Paulin J. Hountondji is a Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Benin Republic, joint-laureate of Mohamed El Fasi 2004 prize. He is the Director of the African Centre of Higher Education in Porto-Novo. The American version of his book ? philosophie africaine ? : critique de l'ethnophilosophie (Paris, Maspero 1976) (African philosophy, Myth and Reality, Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1983) was awarded the Herskovits Prize in 1984. The book is part of the 100 best African books of the 20th century selected in Accra in the year 2000.
History

Identités, mémoires, conscience historique

Author: Nicole Tutiaux-Guillon

Publisher: Université de Saint-Etienne

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Category: History

Page: 220

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Réflexions sur les enjeux, voire les conséquences, de l'enseignement de l'histoire dans le contexte des sociétés contemporaines confrontées aux questions d'identités.
History

Heritage and Ruptures in Indian Literature, Culture and Cinema

Author: Cornelius Crowley

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Category: History

Page: 290

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This book investigates the millennial history of the Indian subcontinent. Through the various methods adopted, the objects and moments examined, it questions various linguistic, literary and artistic appropriations of the past, to address the conflicting comprehensions of the present and also the figuring/imagining of a possible future. The volume engages with this general cultural condition, in relation both to the subcontinent’s current “synchronic” reality and to certain aspects of the culture’s underlying diachronic determinations. It also reveals how the multiple heritages are negotiated through the subcontinent’s long-term sedimentational history. It scrutinizes both conservative interpretations of heritage and a possibly incremental enrichment, and the additional possibility of a mode of appropriation open to a dialectic of creative destruction, in which the patrimonial imperative is challenged, leaving room for processes of renewal and rejuvenation. The collection is organized around four major topics: Orientalism, addressed by way of the Tamil Epic Manimekalai, through the evocation of the Hastings Circle and views on a possible Hindu-Muslim unity sketched out by Sayyid Ahmed Khan; modernism in Indian and Burmese texts written in English; pictorial art, through a consideration of the work of British Asian and Indian film directors; and, finally, the current state of a body of critical thinking on gender.