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

Appiah, Anthony, (author.).
Book Book (2018.)
Description: pages cm
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2018.
0 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Peabody - Peabody Institute Library. (Show preferred library)
2 current holds with 5 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Peabody Main Adult New Nonfiction NEW BD 236 .A58 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 10/06/2018
Beverly Main NEW BD 236 .A58 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 10/13/2018
Montserrat College of Art Stacks BD 236 .A58 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 10/09/2018
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 302.5/APPIAH (Text to Phone) Checked out 09/26/2018
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Mezzanine 302.5 APP (Text to Phone) On holds shelf -

  • ISBN: 9781631493836 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1631493833 (hardcover)
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Classification -- Creed -- Country -- Color -- Class -- Culture -- Coda.
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’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’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 Amazon.
Citation: Appiah, Anthony. "The lies that bind : rethinking identity, creed, country, color, class, culture." New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2018.
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