In this sweeping philosophical work, Amartya Sen proposes that the murderous violence that has riven our society is driven as much by confusion as by inescapable hatred Challenging the reductionist division of people by race, religion, and class, Sen presents an inspiring vision of a world that can be made to move toward peace as firmly as it has spiraled in recent yearsIn this sweeping philosophical work, Amartya Sen proposes that the murderous violence that has riven our society is driven as much by confusion as by inescapable hatred Challenging the reductionist division of people by race, religion, and class, Sen presents an inspiring vision of a world that can be made to move toward peace as firmly as it has spiraled in recent years toward brutality and war.
Identity and Violence The Illusion of Destiny In this sweeping philosophical work Amartya Sen proposes that the murderous violence that has riven our society is driven as much by confusion as by inescapable hatred Challenging the reductionist di
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It is rare that academics write in a way that the readers understand Sen s intention is clear right from the first page It is a book that reveals, and not conceals what so often is the case in academic writings Most of the time academic writings are full of jargon and written in a style that no one understands except the faculty members Sen is an exception.He sets the tone of this book right in the beginning and tells us who he is and how he looks at himself in the world Once at the airport he w [...]
The points that Sen makes in this book are valid and I agree with his basic thesis that people inhabit many different identities and to box people into identities solely based on religious ones fails to acknowledge the many different ways in which people see themselves This type of thinking contributes to the widespread us vs them mentality that leads to greater violence and less understanding between people Sen s corrective to the widely prevalent clash of civilizations thesis is greatly needed [...]
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Q What causes violence A Ignoring the relevance of all other affiliations and identities I have just saved you a 200 page read of going over this idea repeatedly.
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Strongly recommended A book that asks you to reason with it.Discusses real world issues of multiculturalism, sectarianism, Islamic fundamentalism and globalization with a lucidity of expression that befits the writer Sen s benevolent world view and optimism shines through regularly in his analysis.At some point of time, I could even map the issues the book raised to Hall 3 Hall 2 rivalry In short, easily written than Sen s other arduous works and a pleasure to read and think over.
Amartya Sen who was born on the most awesome day of the year November 3rd is a wise man He won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and has written several books including the incredible Development as Freedom Identity and Violence The Illusion of Destiny , published in 2006, is a super relevant book today, given the context of intolerance, violence, and ignorance in our current world Sen challenges the reductionist division of people by race, religion, and origin He reminds us that human beings [...]
Sometimes it s nice to read a book with which you wholeheartedly agree Amartya Sen provides a very eloquent defence of recognising that humans have multiple identities and points out the sometimes dreadful results of only assigning one.Sen seems to have an extremely good grasp of human psychology a particularly rare attribute for an economist He comes across as an eminently sensible and humane observer and is eloquent in his critique of both overt sectarianism, but also well meaning yet deeply f [...]
Amartya Sen really gets it He has the language and the argument for thoughts I ve had jangling in my head for years I d encourage this for anyone who has ever doubted monolithic identities, or has disliked being labeled, or worried over just what multiculturalism means I would try to summarize the book, but I think you should just read it.
This book along with Appiah s Cosmopolitanism heavily shaped my opinions regarding identity Sen s argument basically rests on two pillars 1 Human beings do not have a singular identity but overlapping, contrasting and plural identities 2 Identity is not discovered, immutable natural fact, but the choice of people To the first point, Sen points to the conceptional errors of categorizing people in one box he has a lot to say about Huntington s Clash of the Civilizations He argues that these boxes [...]
Amartya Sen makes one central, relatively novel argument that individuals have multiple components to their identities and problems arise when people are reduced to singular adjectives whether Muslim, Hindu, Sunni, Shia, etc Sen argues that periods of genocide are precipitated by pidgeonholing people into singular identities ie the relatively arbitrary distinction between Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda Sen also described Britain and India as two countries that have met the task of assimilating others [...]
Sen s lucid and erudite essay calls to question the concept of identity what is it is it fixed how much freedom do we have over our identity and how we choose to express it As fanatics and demagogues seek to diminish our individuality think here of folks like Trump and clump us into groups his main beef here is with Huntington s Clash of Civilizations thesis , Sen argues that this is exactly the sort of thing which leads to misunderstanding and violence Indeed his recipe for peace is not that we [...]
Amartya Sen, ekonomis dan filosofis kelas kakap abad 20 Sebagai akademisi besar, buku Kekerasan dan Identitas yang ditulis olehnya memiliki bahasa yang mudah dipahami dan memiliki penjelasan yang sangat jelas sehingga permasalahan dalam buku ini sangat mudah ditangkap Sen juga mengambil contoh permasalahan yang sangat dikenal olehnya sehingga pembaca menganggap bahwa beliau memahami permasalahan tersebut which he does.Buku ini apabila ditanya, tentang apa saya akan menjelaskan bahwa buku ini ber [...]
Apa yang menyebabkan kekerasan Jawabannya tidak ada dalam buku ini, atau mungkin saya yg salah menyimpulkan Entahlah Amartya Sen di sini membahas kalau ada kesalahan berpikir bahwa kekerasan berkaitan dengan suatu identitas atau afiliasi seseorang Kasus yg sering diangkatnya soal Islam dan beragam pandangan dan stereotip yg tercipta atas identitas Sen mengkritisi ini, dengan berkaca pada pengalamannya sebagai seorang India yg pernah melihat konflik Hindu Islam Bahasan soal globalisasi dan konsep [...]
Interesting, but repetitive.
This book is interested in the question of human identity, its inherent multiplicity, and the choices that we make in regard to aligning ourselves with certain identities over others We all have multiple identities, which Sen repeatedly points out For example, he says of himself that I can be, at the same time, an Asian, an Indian citizen, a Bengali with Bangladeshi ancestry, an American or British resident, an economist, a dabbler in philosophy, an author, a Sanskritist, a strong believer in se [...]
Membaca awalan dari buku ini cukup menarik Sen mengajak kita memasuki diskusi seputar identitas yang di paruh akhir abad 20 kembali menjadi hangat.Identitas sebagai bagian inheren dari manusia dibawa dalam diskusi Sen menjadi sesuatu yang tidak semata teknis, tapi juga personal Ceritanya berawal saat ia ditanya petugas bandara berkaitan dengan alamat yang tercantum dalam paspornya Anda bersahabat dengan Rektor Trinity College Pertanyaan itu merupakan sebuah awal yang personal ketika selanjutnya [...]
Sen suggested choosing one s identities in multiple terms, not in a single term He points out the effect of perceiving a people, a person, a region or a civilization in the framework of only one identity which is their religion He argues that even in that particular framework, policy makers see a certain kind of religion in a very rigid box ignoring various interpretations and choices of individuals He attacks Huntington s concept of Clash of Civilizations and denies the communitarian s view of [...]
Una delle cose pi importanti, in questo mondo sempre pi globalizzato, una cosa che unisce e allo stesso tempo divide, quel misterioso, ma non tanto, sentimento che va sotto il nome di identit Sentimento di varia natura ed origine Pu essere religioso, nazionale, politico, linguistico, sociale, culturale, razziale, etnico, comunitario, maschile, femminile Insomma, tutti quegli elementi e quelle occasioni che gli uomini sono pronti ad escogitare per distinguersi l uno dall altro Man mano che la glo [...]
Although Samuel Huntington puts forth an interesting social theory in his book The Clash of Civilizations , this book pretty effectively points out how ridiculous it is Sen explores the multiple identities we all have and examines the validity of using a single shared identity to group huge numbers of people into civilizations.
Amartya Sen, a Nobel laureate, attempts to analyse the conflicts around the world through his own perspective in this fascinating read While this book was written and published in 2006, the ideas expressed in this book are still prevalent in today s war torn world What makes his approach to understanding the conflicts stand out is the depth to which he goes with his analysis of the historical and present day conflicts as of 2005 He goes to length about how perceiving people to have a dominant, a [...]
Amartya Sen is world wide known, which for a scientist isn t as common as to compare with, let s say, actors or sport stars He has received the Swedish Nobel prize in Economy, as given every year by the Swedish Riksbank in the memory of Alfred Nobel So you might wonder, why Sen writes a book about Identity and Violence A subject which he doesn t link to his own area of expertise, economics But Sen is a man of many aspects So far in my search for a Bachelors Degree, I have studied several of Sen [...]
Akhirnya buku ini selesai saya baca setelah sebulan lebih sejak pertama kali mulai membaca pada Mei lalu Buku yang sangat menarik, membuka cakrawala berpikir baru pada saya yang menunjukkan betapa peliknya dalam mempelajari identitas Jujur saja sebelum berjumpa dengan buku ini, pemikiran saya akan identitas itu memang sangat terbatas, bahkan saat saya coba melakukan eksperimental kecil pada kawan saya, ternyata pemikiran nya akan identitas uga sangat terbatas atau terkungkung Pemaparan Sen akan [...]