In the name of identity: violence and the need to belong is a 1998 book by amin maalouf in this work, maalouf discusses the identity crisis which arabs have experienced since the establishment of continuous relationships with the west, adding his personal dimension as a lebanese christian. A life spent writing has taught me to be wary of words those that seem clearest are often the most treacherous 'identity' is one of those false friends, begins this compelling.
The wonderful book, in the name of identity: violence and the need to belong by amin maalouf showed me a way out of the dilemma maalouf himself is a perfect example of the kind of globalised personalities we increasingly find in europe and as a matter of fact all over the world.
What you’ll learn: facilitate a difficult conversation about issues of identity, race, belonging, and violence using a text by amin maalouf as a springboard.
Distinguished lebanese novelist maalouf (ports of call, 1999, etc), long-time resident of france, focuses on the universal human need for a sense of identity when it’s threatened or simply denigrated, individuals seethe with resentment. 'identity' is one of those false friends, begins this compelling, provocative and persuasive study of the dangers of personal, religious, ethnic and national identities.
I want to try and understand why so many people commit crimes in the name of identity, writes amin maalouf moving across the world's history, faiths, and politics, he argues against an oversimplified and hostile concept of identity.
Violence in the name of identity nikki boudreau ask anyone to define their identity and they will immediately rattle off a list of affiliations: race, gender, nationality, religion.
In the name of identity is a great short book for you if you are interested in learning about ethnocentrism and are into social studies and social psychology amim maalouf writes in a simple and clear way and shares his personal experiences on how ethnocentrism has affected his life. In this course, you’ll join a global conversation about questions on identity and current events guided by curated excerpts from the 1996 book in the name of identity: violence and the need to belong , by amin maalouf, you will learn about the multiple dimensions of identity the roots of violence and tribalism and the value of embracing multiple allegiances and affiliations.