Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity


-
Add to Calendar Europe/Paris Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity

From the best-selling author of ‘Cosmopolitanism’ comes this revealing exploration of how the collective identities that shape our polarized world are riddled with contradiction. We often think identity is personal. But the identities that shape the world, our struggles, and our hopes, are social ones, shared with countless others. Our sense of self is shaped by our family, but also by affiliations that spread out from there, like our nationality, culture, class, race and religion. Taking these broad categories as a starting point, Professor Appiah challenges our assumptions about how identity works. In eloquent and lively chapters, he weaves personal anecdote with historical, cultural and literary example to explore the entanglements within the stories we tell ourselves. We all know there are conflicts among identities; but Professor Appiah explores how identities are created by conflict.

Libreria

£9.99

From the best-selling author of ‘Cosmopolitanism’ comes this revealing exploration of how the collective identities that shape our polarized world are riddled with contradiction. We often think identity is personal. But the identities that shape the world, our struggles, and our hopes, are social ones, shared with countless others. Our sense of self is shaped by our family, but also by affiliations that spread out from there, like our nationality, culture, class, race and religion. Taking these broad categories as a starting point, Professor Appiah challenges our assumptions about how identity works. In eloquent and lively chapters, he weaves personal anecdote with historical, cultural and literary example to explore the entanglements within the stories we tell ourselves. We all know there are conflicts among identities; but Professor Appiah explores how identities are created by conflict.

SKU: 9781781259245 Category: Tags: , , , , , , ,

Description

Author Kwame Anthony Appiah Published by Profile Books ISBN 9781781259245 EAN 9781781259245 Bic Code H Cover Paperback

Close