Les identit s meurtri res

Les identit  s meurtri  res PDF Book Detail Author: Amin Maalouf
Publisher: Grasset & Fasquelle
ISBN: 9782246548812
Category : Ethnic relations
Languages : fr
Pages : 210

Book Description
" 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.

Grenzen und Entgrenzungen

Grenzen und Entgrenzungen PDF Book Detail Author: Beate Burtscher-Bechter
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 9783826034497
Category : Mediterranean Region
Languages : de
Pages : 376

Book Description

             PDF Book Detail Author: Yasuo Ariizumi
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447052900
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : de
Pages : 236

Book Description
Kongress (Mainz, 2002).

Postcolonial Violence Culture and Identity in Francophone Africa and the Antilles

Postcolonial Violence  Culture and Identity in Francophone Africa and the Antilles PDF Book Detail Author: Lorna Milne
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039103300
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 240

Book Description
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.

Imagination and Art Explorations in Contemporary Theory

Imagination and Art  Explorations in Contemporary Theory PDF Book Detail Author: Keith Moser
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004436359
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 810

Book Description
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.

Arabic Self and Identity

Arabic  Self and Identity PDF Book Detail Author: Yasir Suleiman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199908435
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 288

Book Description
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.

In the Light of Medieval Spain

In the Light of Medieval Spain PDF Book Detail Author: S. Doubleday
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230614086
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 217

Book Description
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.

La rationalite une ou plurielle

La rationalite  une ou plurielle  PDF Book Detail Author: Paulin J. Hountondji
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 2869781814
Category : Philosophy
Languages : fr
Pages : 467

Book Description
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.

Identit s m moires conscience historique

Identit  s  m  moires  conscience historique PDF Book Detail Author: Nicole Tutiaux-Guillon
Publisher: Université de Saint-Etienne
ISBN: 9782862722672
Category : Group identity
Languages : fr
Pages : 228

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

Heritage and Ruptures in Indian Literature Culture and Cinema

Heritage and Ruptures in Indian Literature  Culture and Cinema PDF Book Detail Author: Cornelius Crowley
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443878545
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 290

Book Description
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.

Border Transgression and Reconfiguration of Caribbean Spaces

Border Transgression and Reconfiguration of Caribbean Spaces PDF Book Detail Author: Myriam Moïse
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 303045939X
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 248

Book Description
A dividing line, the border is usually perceived in terms of separation and rupture. It is a site of tension par excellence, at the origin of contestations, negotiations, and other conflicting patterns of inclusion/exclusion. This book takes us through an exploration of the border in the Caribbean region, both geographically fragmented and strongly tied through its history, culture and people. This collection of scholarly articles interrogates the border within the specificities of the Caribbean context, its socio-political dynamics and its literary and artistic representations. The transgression of borders and the consequent reconfiguring phenomena are thus applied to the Caribbean and its diasporas, through a transdisciplinary approach. The book combines a multiplicity of research fields, including Social Sciences, Cultural Geography, Geopolitics, Cultural and Literary Studies, hence it offers a global perspective on the topic and transcends disciplinary categories. The contents of the book also stretch beyond geographic and linguistic borders as the contributors come from diverse scholarly backgrounds, affiliations, linguistic areas, and research expertise.

National Identity

National Identity PDF Book Detail Author: Richard R. Verdugo
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1681235250
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 347

Book Description
National identity has been the subject of much controversy and debate. Some have even suggested dropping the concept entirely. One group, Essentialists, argue that national identity is fixed, cultural, based on birth and ancestry. Another viewpoint is posited by Postmodernists who argue that national identity is malleable, invented or imagined. As alternatives, some have suggested that national identity is a hybrid of both Essentialist and Postmodernist views. And still others bypass this argument and suggest that national identity should be based on civic factors, such as shared values and norms about citizenship. While controversy and debate are healthy exercises in any science, at some point order must be established if science is to proceed. The present volume is based on the idea that national identity is an ideal-type concept; it does not completely capture reality, but is used for analytic purposes. In addition, rather than focusing on these theoretical debates, we pursue research with the idea that results from research will contribute to the field of national identity. Three areas of national identity are discussed: theoretical, national, and individual. Two chapters focus on the major theories about national identity, provide critiques, and make suggestions about the topic. In section two, six chapters provide case studies of national identity on Scotland, Ireland, Russia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Germany, and France. In section three, two case studies focus on immigrants and the challenges they face in forming their identities, especially identifying with their host countries—Belgium, and the United Kingdom. Several important conclusions may be gleaned from the contributions of the present volume. To begin with, while national identity is a slippery concept, if the field wishes to move beyond debate about fundamentals, it would be well advised to view the concept as an ideal-type as suggested by the great German scholar, Max Weber. Secondly, the case studies included in the present volume indicate that national identity is not only based on ethnicity and culture, but on such external factors as governance regimes and their changes, economic crises, wars and other forms of aggressive activity, and social demographic changes in a population. These factors affect a population at the national level. For immigrants at the individual level, developing national identity is greatly affected by four interrelated factors: 1) the degree to which they are accepted by members of the host society; 2) immigrants’ language skills and physical appearances; 3) how well they are able to balance their host national identity, their ethnic identity, and acceptance of their native country; 4) and their generational status. Generally, at the national and individual levels, context and circumstances matter in developing national identity.

Visa Stories

Visa Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Bahriye Kemal
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443851183
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 170

Book Description
Visa Stories: Experiences between Law and Migration is an interdisciplinary volume that addresses recent public controversies on migration in the UK and Europe. In this context, it aims to recover the voice of migrants by proposing a new, non-conventional form of literary writing: the visa narrative genre. This is a versatile and dialogic form which moves beyond strictly academic modes of migration talk and aims to re-introduce a human, experiential dimension in the representation of people on the move. Indeed, the visa narratives collected in this volume provide a unique example of testimonies and memories of migrants from different geographical locations and social positions, from the student to the refugee. In its political and poetic aspects, this collective volume is a useful tool for understanding the complexity of migration today and the way in which national and international regulations are applied in different regions of the world. Whereas our era is commonly portrayed as one of increased globalisation and freedom of movement, visa narratives offer a closer insight into the experience of people trying to cross borders, and reveal a substantially different reality of immobility, distrust and misunderstanding.

Francophone Cultures and Geographies of Identity

Francophone Cultures and Geographies of Identity PDF Book Detail Author: Zsuzsanna Fagyal
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443863440
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 410

Book Description
This collection of original essays challenges French-centered conceptions of francophonie as the shaping force of the production and study of the French language, literature, culture, film, and art both inside and outside mainland France. The traditional view of francophone cultural productions as offshoots of their hexagonal avatar is replaced by a pluricentric conception that reads interrelated aspects of francophonie as products of specific contexts, conditions, and local ecologies that emerged from post/colonial encounters with France and other colonizing powers. The twenty-one papers grouped into six thematic parts focus on distinctive literary, linguistic, musical, cinematographic, and visual forms of expression in geographical areas long defined as the peripheries of the French-speaking world: the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, the Maghreb, sub-Saharan Africa, Quebec, and hexagonal cities with a preponderance of immigrant populations. These contested sites of French collective identity offer a rich formulation of distinctly local, francophone identities that do not fit in with concepts of linguistic and ethnic exclusiveness, but are consistent with a pluralistic demographic shift and the true face of Frenchness that is, indeed, plural.

COMUNICACI N Y CULTURA DE LAS MINOR AS

COMUNICACI  N Y CULTURA DE LAS MINOR  AS PDF Book Detail Author: Raquel Paiva - Alexandre Barbalho
Publisher: Editorial San Pablo
ISBN: 9587158660
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 175

Book Description
Comunicación y cultura de las minorías es una colección de artículos organizada por los profesores brasileños Alexandre Barbalho y Raquel Paiva. Reúne así, múltiples voces dispersas, pensamientos sueltos, para iniciar, a partir de discusiones y praxis que existen en la actualidad de manera difusa, la consolidación de una voz colectiva, unísona, que aborda cuestiones centrales de las minorías, tales como los conceptos de ciudadanía, democracia, identidad, tradición, periferia, movimientos, conflictos, marginación, etc.

Toward a Linguistic and Literary Revision of Cultural Paradigms

Toward a Linguistic and Literary Revision of Cultural Paradigms PDF Book Detail Author: Ettore Finazzi-Agrò
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527520897
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 243

Book Description
This book draws an updated Euro-American conceptual map, starting from a limited number of strategic terms whose meanings today are judged univocal and permanent, while in fact daily use has turned them into “common sense”, depriving them of their ambiguity – an original feature of language, particularly relevant when it comes to literary use. By re-examining the proper noun for each of the selected notions, the contributors’ common intent is to shed light on their polysemous nature and linguistic fluidity, in spite of the common tendency towards simplification and homogeneity imposed by hegemonic cultural paradigms. Along this line, the book explores the great divides between identity and otherness (or common or alien) in order to recover a sense of cultural identity which is at once polymorphous and polyphonic.