Identité et altérité : La norme en question ?
Collection Sciences humaines et religions
336 pages - avril 2010
This book discusses the question of identity, hence of otherness, within our society. No one can exist without identity. But it is also true that identity is constructed by confrontation with the other. Today’s society is characterized by a strong blending of cultures and religions and so of identities. It has consequently become much more difficult to grasp. Indeed, identity is never entirely personal, rather constructed in reference to a community, even several. Moreover, the question of individual and cultural identity is associated with that of minorities in our societies. Historically, in the West, we have observed a shift in the problematic of minorities and as a result, in the notion of identity. Identity was defined at the beginning of modernity (16th to 18th centuries) by religion; cultural or ethnic belonging playing a second role. After that, cultural and ethnic considerations came to the fore, the religious taking second place. This book studies the problematic from different angles: historical, theological, philosophical and literary, at the beginning of the modern era (16th to 18th centuries) and in the contemporary world (20th century). In counterpoint to the contributions focusing on the modern period (16th to 20th century), the last two contributions look at the issue in Judeo-Christian Antiquity. They show how, in a different context, the problematic of identity and otherness also established a permanent reconstruction.
- Dimensions : 145x235x25
- ISBN : 9782204090834
- Poids : 520 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Bernard Bourdin, Evelien Chayes, Évelyne Frank, Fabien Faul, François Nault, Guy Achard-Bayle, Jacques Fantino, Jacques Walter, Jean-Guy Nadeau, Jean-Luc Blaquart, Jean-Paul Resweber, Jean-Sébastien Rey, Mariska Koopman-Thurlings, Nicolas Brucker, Pierre Halen, Pierre-Marie Beaude, Valérie Chevassus-Marchionni