Il Multiculturalismo E I Suoi Critici

Author: Kenan Malik
Editor: Nessun Dogma
ISBN: 8898602278
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La nostra società celebra le differenze, il pluralismo, l’identità politica. Anzi, li ritiene caratteristiche emblematiche di una democrazia progressista e moderna. Tuttavia negli ultimi anni si è diffusa una certa diffidenza verso il multiculturalismo. Dopo l’11 settembre e l’escalation del terrorismo islamista, è sorto un intenso dibattito sul grado di diversità che le nazioni occidentali possono tollerare. In Il multiculturalismo e i suoi critici Kenan Malik si interroga se è possibile – o opportuno – provare a costruire un legame sociale coeso sulla base di valori comuni. Scava nell’ansia crescente intorno alla presenza dell’Altro dentro i nostri confini. Provando a identificare le strade realmente percorribili. Questo libro analizza non solo la relazione tra multiculturalismo e terrorismo ma anche la storia dell’idea stessa di multiculturalismo, assieme alle sue radici politiche e alle conseguenze sociali. Un libro autorevole su un tema che, in Italia, a torto o a ragione non è ancora stato affrontato compiutamente.

Multiculturalism And Its Discontents

Author: Kenan Malik
ISBN: 9780857421142
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Our contemporary celebration of difference, respect for pluralism, and avowal of identity politics have come to be regarded as the hallmarks of a progressive, modern democracy. Yet despite embracing many of its values, we have at the same time become wary of multiculturalism in recent years. In the wake of September 11, 2001 and the many terrorist attacks that have occurred since then, there has been much debate about the degree of diversity that Western nations can tolerate. In Multiculturalism and its Discontents, Kenan Malik looks closely at the role of multiculturalism within terrorism and societal discontent. He examines whether it is possible--or desirable--to try to build a cohesive society bound by common values and he delves into the increasing anxiety about the presence of the Other within our borders. Multiculturalism and its Discontents not only explores the relationship between multiculturalism and terrorism, but it analyzes the history of the idea of multiculturalism alongside its political roots and social consequences.

From Fatwa To Jihad

Author: Kenan Malik
Editor: Melville House Pub
ISBN: 193555400X
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Malik was a freelance journalist working in northern England when the fatwa was declared against Salman Rushdie for his novel, The Satanic Verses. The book was publically burned in England and several of its translators were beaten or murdered. Thirty-seven people were killed when anti-Rushdie protesters set fire to a hotel containing the novel's Turkish translator, and Rushdie's Norwegian publisher was shot. This fatwa, Malik persuasively argues, starkly changed the terms of cultural conflict: "With his four-paragraph pronouncement, the ayatollah had transcended the traditional frontiers of Islam and brought the whole world under his jurisdiction." The multicultural policies implemented to smooth the racial tensions of '60s-era England instead, Malik believes, "helped foster a more tribal nation" and opened a pathway for religious extremism. The "collision of Western moral evasion and Islamist political intransigence became a characteristic not just of the Rushdie affair but of the whole road from fatwa to jihad." Though Malik could be accused of repeating himself or overstating his case, his fine analysis of the cultural forces that have fueled extremist Islam has much to offer.

Gulliver S Travels

Author: Jonathan Swift
ISBN: 9781519416452
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A satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary genre, this is widely considered Swift's greatest work as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature. Transcribed from the 1892 George Bell and Son edition.Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited ( as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to [email protected] book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via [email protected]

The Daemon Knows

Author: Harold Bloom
Editor: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0812997832
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND KIRKUS REVIEWS Hailed as “the indispensable critic” by The New York Review of Books, Harold Bloom—New York Times bestselling writer and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University—has for decades been sharing with readers and students his genius and passion for understanding literature and explaining why it matters. Now he turns at long last to his beloved writers of our national literature in an expansive and mesmerizing book that is one of his most incisive and profoundly personal to date. A product of five years of writing and a lifetime of reading and scholarship, The Daemon Knows may be Bloom’s most masterly book yet. Pairing Walt Whitman with Herman Melville, Ralph Waldo Emerson with Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne with Henry James, Mark Twain with Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens with T. S. Eliot, and William Faulkner with Hart Crane, Bloom places these writers’ works in conversation with one another, exploring their relationship to the “daemon”—the spark of genius or Orphic muse—in their creation and helping us understand their writing with new immediacy and relevance. It is the intensity of their preoccupation with the sublime, Bloom proposes, that distinguishes these American writers from their European predecessors. As he reflects on a lifetime lived among the works explored in this book, Bloom has himself, in this magnificent achievement, created a work touched by the daemon. Praise for The Daemon Knows “Enrapturing . . . radiant . . . intoxicating . . . Harold Bloom, who bestrides our literary world like a willfully idiosyncratic colossus, belongs to the party of rapture.”—Cynthia Ozick, The New York Times Book Review “The capstone to a lifetime of thinking, writing and teaching . . . The primary strength of The Daemon Knows is the brilliance and penetration of the connections Bloom makes among the great writers of the past, the shrewd sketching of intellectual feuds or oppositions that he calls agons. . . . Bloom’s books are like a splendid map of literature, a majestic aerial view that clarifies what we cannot see from the ground.”—The Washington Post “Audacious . . . The Yale literary scholar has added another remarkable treatise to his voluminous body of work.”—The Huffington Post “The sublime The Daemon Knows is a veritable feast for the general reader (me) as well as the advanced (I assume) one.”—John Ashbery “Mesmerizing.”—New York Journal of Books “Bloom is a formidable critic, an extravagant intellect.”—Chicago Tribune “As always, Bloom conveys the intimate, urgent, compelling sense of why it matters that we read these canonical authors.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Few people write criticism as nakedly confident as Bloom’s any more.”—The Guardian (U.K.) From the Hardcover edition.

Exit West

Author: Mohsin Hamid
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0735212171
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An instant New York Times Bestseller "It was as if Hamid knew what was going to happen to America and the world, and gave us a road map to our future... At once terrifying and ... oddly hopeful." -Ayelet Waldman, The New York Times Book Review "Moving, audacious, and indelibly human." -Entertainment Weekly, "A" rating "A breathtaking novel...[that] arrives at an urgent time." As featured in the Skimm, on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Fresh Air, PBS Newshour, the cover of the New York Times Book Review, and more, an astonishingly visionary love story that imagines the forces that drive ordinary people from their homes into the uncertain embrace of new lands. In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet--sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors--doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. . . . Exit West follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.

Very Good Lives

Author: J. K. Rowling
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316369144
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J.K. Rowling, one of the world's most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice. In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, VERY GOOD LIVES presents J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life. How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world famous author addresses some of life's most important questions with acuity and emotional force. Sales of VERY GOOD LIVES will benefit both Lumos, a non-profit international organization founded by J.K. Rowling, which works to end the institutionalization of children around the world, and university-wide financial aid at Harvard University.

L Illuminismo E I Suoi Critici

Author: AA. VV.
Editor: FrancoAngeli
ISBN: 8856843072
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The Meaning Of Race

Author: Kenan Malik
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814755526
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Why do people commit crimes? How do we control crime? The theories thatcriminologists use to answer these questions are built on a number ofunderlying assumptions, including those about the nature of crime, freewill, human nature, and society. These assumptions have a fundamentalimpact on criminology: they largely determine what criminologists study,the causes they examine, the control strategies they recommend, and howthey test their theories and evaluate crime-control strategies. InToward a Unified Criminology, noted criminologist Robert Agnewprovides a critical examination of these assumptions, drawing on a rangeof research and perspectives to argue that these assumptions are toorestrictive, unduly limiting the types of "crime" that are explored, thecauses that are considered, and the methods of data collection andanalysis that are employed. As such, they undermine our ability toexplain and control crime. Agnew then proposes an alternative set ofassumptions, drawing heavily on both mainstream and critical theories ofcriminology, with the goal of laying the foundation for a unifiedcriminology that is better able to explain a broader range of crimes.