The Challenges to America's National Identity
Author: Samuel P. Huntington
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Political Science
Analyzes the gradual erosion of American identity over the recent decades because of bilingualism, multiculturalism, and other factors and explores signs of a revival of American identity in the wake of September 11th.
America's Great Debate
Author: Samuel P. Huntington
In WHO ARE WE? author Samuel Huntington turns his attention from international cultural divides to the cultural rifts in America. The patriotic response to the events of September 11 only highlighted the loss of American identity at home, says Huntington, and already patriotic fervour has begun to subside. The United States was founded by British settlers who brought with them a distinct culture including the English language, Protestant values, individualism, religious commitment and respect for law. Waves of immigrants later came to America, but they gradually accepted these values and assimilated into the Anglo-Protestant culture. More recently, however, national identity has been eroded by the problems of assimilating massive numbers of primarily Hispanic immigrants; bilingualism, multiculturalism, the devaluation of citizenship and the 'denationalisation' of American elites. To counterpoint this, Huntington draws attention to the beginnings of a revival of American identity in a post-September 11 world where countries face unprecedented challenges to national security. WHO ARE WE? is an important work of political, historical and cultural inquiry that, like Huntington's previous book, is certain to spark a lively debate.
America's Great Debate
Author: Samuel P. Huntington
In his new book, the author of THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS turns his attention from international cultural divides to the cultural rifts in America. The patriotic response to the events of September 11 only highlighted the loss of American identity at home, says Huntington, and already patriotic fervour has begun to subside. The United States was founded by British settlers who brought with them a distinct culture including the English language, Protestant values, individualism, religious commitment and respect for law. Waves of immigrants later came to America, but they gradually accepted these values and assimilated into the Anglo-Protestant culture. More recently, however, national identity has been eroded by the problems of assimilating massive numbers of primarily Hispanic immigrants; bilingualism, multiculturalism, the devaluation of citizenship and the 'denationalisation' of American elites. To counterpoint this, Huntington draws attention to the beginnings of a revival of American identity in a post-September 11 world where countries face unprecedented challenges to national security. WHO ARE WE? is an important work of political, historical and cultural inquiry that, like Huntington's previous book, is certain to spark a lively debate.
Author: Gary Younge
Publisher: Nation Books
Category: Social Science
A prize-winning journalist discusses the concept of identity and argues that how we define ourselves matters, particularly in the political and social realm, from determining who we elect, how we keep ourselves safe and influencing the decision to go to war.
Author: Vladimir Megre
Publisher: Ringing Cedars Press LLC
The Ringing Cedars Series is creating a wave of excitement that is sweeping the globe with positive, life-transforming messages of pure love energy from the beautiful Anastasia.
who are we and what should we do?
Author: Adin Steinsaltz
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
An authentic voice of spiritual leadership answers some of the most difficult questions facing Jews throughout the United States and the world, with discussions of identity, religion, politics, and more, all dealt with in an insightful and inspiring manner.
Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past
Author: David Reich
Publisher: Oxford University Press
David Reich describes how the revolution in the ability to sequence ancient DNA has changed our understanding of the deep human past. This book tells the emerging story of our often surprising ancestry - the extraordinary ancient migrations and mixtures of populations that have made us who we are.
Critical Reflections and Hopeful Possibilities
Author: Jean Bethke Elshtain
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
At a time when many despair of culture, Elshtain recovers the life-affirming essence of what it means to be human. Respected Christian ethicist Jean Bethke Elshtain finds in the tensions and tragedies of our turn-of-the-century society hope in the recovery of personhood. She explores the internal and external trappings that so easily lead us to forget how to be faithful to something other than ourselves. This is a work of political analysis, cultural criticism, and theological engagement. Elshtain suggests that much of what we rightly interpret as troubling presents fascinating interpretive occasions for Christians, who, of all people, are called to live in hope. She highlights in particular certain aspects of youth culture, taking up popular films like "Seven and "Titanic and tragedies like the shootings at Columbine High School. What she finds running through all of these are examples of courage and a search for a source of truth and meaning that seems to elude so many.
Christian Humanism And The Global Market
Author: Nicholas Boyle
Publisher: A&C Black
Theology can no longer exist in isolation from politics, philosophy and literature. This is Nicholas Boyle's basis for an examination of personal and cultural identity in today's world. His exploration of the global mind reveals the continuing importance of a Christian perspective in a secular world. He shows that modern trends towards greater diversity and pluralism and simultaneous trends towards greater unification can be reconciled within the Catholic humanist tradition of theology, philosophy and literature. He identifies Postmodernism as 'the pessimism of an obsolescent class - the salaried official intelligentsia - whose fate is closely bound up with that of the declining nation-state'. In this brilliant book, Dr Boyle gives new grounds for optimism about the emerging new world order>
Reimagining Alterity and Affinity in Anthropology
Author: Liana Chua,Nayanika Mathur
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Category: Social Science
Who do “we” anthropologists think “we” are? And how do forms and notions of collective disciplinary identity shape the way we think, write, and do anthropology? This volume explores how the anthropological “we” has been construed, transformed, and deployed across history and the global anthropological landscape. Drawing together both reflections and ethnographic case studies, it interrogates the critical—yet poorly studied—roles played by myriad anthropological “we” ss in generating and influencing anthropological theory, method, and analysis. In the process, new spaces are opened for reimagining who “we” are – and what “we,” and indeed anthropology, could become.
Microbes, the Puppet Masters!
Author: Yuan Kun Lee
Publisher: World Scientific
Our genome is littered with scraps of DNA, termed OC junkOCO DNAs, that serve no apparent purpose. Junk DNAs make up as much as 98.5% of our genome. Scientists believe that some junk DNAs came into existence millions of years ago, when viruses inserted their DNA into that of the human host. There is emerging evidence that suggests that these bits of microbial DNAs may alter our functional genes, impacting our body physiology and behavior. We have been invaded by OC body snatchersOCO and they are part of us! We could postulate that we are carrying a large number of DNAs that serve only the DNAs, and we are just a small part of the big picture! There is ample scientific evidence to suggest that, even today, free-living microbes are still manipulating our behaviour and our life at large. They are thriving on our wet skin, in our mouth, and in our intestinal and vaginal tracts. We are perhaps not quite what we think we are. This thought-provoking and inspiring book offers many answers, while at the same time raising many questions for future research.
Author: Robert D. Anderson,Molly Brigid Flynn,Scott J. Lee
Publisher: University Press of America
This book contains essays of literary and philosophical accounts that explain who we are simply as persons, and essays that highlight who we are in light of communal ties. ACTC educators model the intellectual life for students and colleagues by showing how to read texts carefully and with sophistication.
The Drama Continues
Author: Arthur Cromarty
Publisher: Author House
Who are we? II The drama continues By Arthur Cromarty Everyone is back with more drama than ever. Bruce and Carl are still missing as Michele suffers from their diabolical plot. Janet is outraged and wants revenge, while Sean and Evettes marriage is still in shambles, their divorce proceedings take a ride on the wild side. Paul gets a new lady friend and just like the others, he swears that SHES THE ONE. The secret relationship between Duane and Melissa takes a turn for the worse while Sharon and Jill fly to Seattle in search of Evon. This second installation of the Who Are We? series is a nonstop thrill ride of drama and suspense. So lend me your thoughts and I hope you enjoy!
Author: Ramtha (the enlightened one (Spirit)),Ramtha
Publisher: Ramtha's School of the Mind
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"Why would you want to deny that you possibly could be a Spirit intransient, that you possibly could be more than your body, that you possibly could be more than what you have worked for all your life? And why would you want to deny that? Why would you not want to even consider it? Well, to deny that God lives within you is to deny that which is termed your ability for unlimited knowingness, your ability for unlimited love, your ability for unlimited power, your ability to manifest what was called in elder times the kingdom of heaven." - Ramtha
Theories of Human Nature
Author: Louis P. Pojman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
What is our nature? What is this enigma that we call human? Who are we? Since the dawn of human history, people have exhibited wildly contradictory qualities: good and evil, love and hate, strength and weakness, kindness and cruelty, aggressiveness and pacifism, generosity and greed, courage and cowardice. Experiencing a sense of eternity in our hearts--but at the same time confined to temporal and spatial constraints--we seek to understand ourselves, both individually and as a species. In Who Are We? Theories of Human Nature, esteemed author Louis P. Pojman seeks to find answers to these questions by exploring major theories in Western philosophy and religion, along with several traditions in Eastern thought. The most comprehensive work of its kind, the volume opens with chapters on the Hebrew/Christian view of human nature and the contrasting classical Greek theories, outlining a dichotomy between faith and reason that loosely frames the rest of the book. The following chapters cover the medieval view, Hindu and Buddhist perspectives, conservative and liberal theories, Kant's Copernican revolution, Schopenhauer's pessimistic idealism, and Karl Marx's theory. Freud's psychoanalytic view, the existentialist perspective, the Darwinian view, and scientific materialism are also discussed. Pojman concludes with a discussion of the question of free will, ultimately asserting that each one of us must decide for ourselves who and what we are, and, based on that answer, how we shall live.
Author: C. D. Contos
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Who Are We Really? Who Are We Really? Contos C.D. Contos I was born in Sacramento, California on January the 19th 1933, at St Mary's Hospital. I am Scotch-Irish and Greek decent. I retired from electronics after 45 years. I went to college to study art. I am now an artist doing mostly landscapes as well as an author. I have had my PICASO moments. I had the story of WHO ARE WE REALLY in mind for over 50 years. I love art, music and good food and good company. I am working on book to of who are we really? I hope to have it out by November.
Interpreting the Pew Study on Jewish Identity in America Today
Author: The Jewish Daily Forward,Jane Eisner ,Josh Nathan-Kazis ,Elka Abrahamson ,Sarah Bunin Benor ,Steven M. Cohen ,Sergio DellaPergola ,Dan Friedman ,J.J. Goldberg,Bethamie Horowitz ,Carla Naumburg ,Leonard Saxe ,Martyna Starosta ,Alan Wolfe
Publisher: The Forward Association, Inc.
Category: Social Science
Who is a Jew in 21st century America? Is membership in “the tribe” defined by shared religious beliefs? Common ethnic backgrounds? Familiar holiday practices? Similar tastes in culture and cuisine? And what do the widely varying answers to those questions mean for the future of the American Jewish community? In 2013, at the suggestion of Jewish Daily Forward editor Jane Eisner, the Pew Research Center completed the most comprehensive and credible survey ever conducted among American Jews. Its findings were nothing short of astounding to communal leaders, demographers and individual Jews alike. In this new e-book, the venerable Forward – the premier source of news, analysis and cultural coverage that matters to the American Jewish community – explains and analyzes the Pew report, with contributions from its own journalists and a diverse selection of other experts. Startling, sobering and sometimes even amusing, this accessible collection of articles and essays will inform and enlarge the critical conversation among American Jews about their communal future. Includes a helpful discussion guide for educators, community and book groups, and leaders of Jewish organizations.
Author: Andrew Lawn
Andrew Lawn has examined something that is often dismissed as harmless fun: chanting at football matches. In some cases, it is neither harmless or fun, as callousness or prejudice that would be unacceptable in other circumstances is expressed out loud. This is an important investigation into the social psychology of the processes by which people in crowds come to behave in ways that they themselves would find unacceptable in other circumstances - Professor Ray Tallis