Identity Mania: Fundamentalism And The Politicization Of Cultural Differences Thomas Meyer

ISBN: 9781842770627

Published: October 1st 2001

Hardcover

144 pages


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Identity Mania: Fundamentalism And The Politicization Of Cultural Differences  by  Thomas Meyer

Identity Mania: Fundamentalism And The Politicization Of Cultural Differences by Thomas Meyer
October 1st 2001 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 144 pages | ISBN: 9781842770627 | 8.79 Mb

This remarkable book looks at the fetishization of culture and its consequences. Thomas Meyer argues that as cultures have blended, to homogenize culture, and to politicize the differences between cultures inevitably ends up in a kind ofMoreThis remarkable book looks at the fetishization of culture and its consequences. Thomas Meyer argues that as cultures have blended, to homogenize culture, and to politicize the differences between cultures inevitably ends up in a kind of fundamentalism.

Meyer looks at a wide variety of cultural contexts and shows how fundamentalist strains within them often spring from common fears. Examining how fundamentalist movements may have more in common with each other than they do with the dominant ideologies of their host cultures, this book highlights the consequences of manipulating cultural identity.



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