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The Resource The lies that bind : rethinking identity, creed, country, color, class, culture, Kwame Anthony Appiah

The lies that bind : rethinking identity, creed, country, color, class, culture, Kwame Anthony Appiah

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The lies that bind : rethinking identity, creed, country, color, class, culture
Title
The lies that bind
Title remainder
rethinking identity, creed, country, color, class, culture
Statement of responsibility
Kwame Anthony Appiah
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Who do you think you are? That's a question bound up in another: What do you think you are? Gender. Religion. Race. Nationality. Class. Culture. Such affiliations give contours to our sense of self, and shape our polarized world. Yet the collective identities they spawn are riddled with contradictions, and cratered with falsehoods. Kwame Anthony Appiah{u2019}s The Lies That Bind is an incandescent exploration of the nature and history of the identities that define us. It challenges our assumptions about how identities work. We all know there are conflicts between identities, but Appiah shows how identities are created by conflict. Religion, he demonstrates, gains power because it isn{u2019}t primarily about belief. Our everyday notions of race are the detritus of discarded nineteenth-century science. Our cherished concept of the sovereign nation{u2015}of self-rule{u2015}is incoherent and unstable. Class systems can become entrenched by efforts to reform them. Even the very idea of Western culture is a shimmering mirage. --
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The lies that bind : rethinking identity, creed, country, color, class, culture, Kwame Anthony Appiah
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Classification -- Creed -- Country -- Color -- Class -- Culture -- Coda
Control code
sky2ocm92428778
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 256 pages
Isbn
9781631493836
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018023080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The lies that bind : rethinking identity, creed, country, color, class, culture, Kwame Anthony Appiah
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Classification -- Creed -- Country -- Color -- Class -- Culture -- Coda
Control code
sky2ocm92428778
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 256 pages
Isbn
9781631493836
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018023080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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