The Quest for Community and Identity

The Quest for Community and Identity

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This collection of essays engages two of the most fundamental social and political issues of our time: community and identity. Wrestling with the perplexities of these two issues within the Africana world, the contributors delve into the influences of a postmodern world of globalization with outdated, crumbling forms of identity and sociality. In the wake of such an order, new forms of identity and community must be established. Birt has collected an informed group of contributors here, who lay the foundation for a new approach to finding community and identity in the Africana world.In this essay, Du Bois defends a sociohis- torical understanding of race a€” according to which the human race can be divided ... THE NEGATIVE ACCOUNT : THERE IS NO aquot;ESSENCEaquot; IN RACE Appiah begins his essays with three examples, anbsp;...

Title:The Quest for Community and Identity
Author:Robert E. Birt
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2002


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