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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An exploration of the nature and history of the identities that define us that 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't primarily about belief. Our everyday notions of race are the detritus of discarded nineteenth-century science. Our cherished concept of the sovereign nation--of self-rule--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. From Anton Wilhelm Amo, the eighteenth-century African child who miraculously became an eminent European philosopher before retiring back to Africa, to Italo Svevo, the literary marvel who changed citizenship without leaving home, to Appiah's own father, Joseph, an anticolonial firebrand who was ready to give his life for a nation that did not yet exist, Appiah interweaves keen-edged argument with vibrant narratives to expose the myths behind our collective identities. These 'mistaken identities,' Appiah explains, can fuel some of our worst atrocities--from chattel slavery to genocide. And yet, he argues that social identities aren't something we can simply do away with. They can usher in moral progress and bring significance to our lives by connecting the small scale of our daily existence with larger movements, causes, and concerns
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Appiah, Anthony
Dewey number
302.5
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Group identity
  • Identity (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
The lies that bind : rethinking identity, creed, country, color, class, culture, Kwame Anthony Appiah
Instantiates
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781631493836
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 432612
  • (HPL)299784
  • 432612
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781631493836
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 432612
  • (HPL)299784
  • 432612

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