Wednesday, March 13, 2013
I + V things we need to know:
- Civilizational confinement -> Criticizing Huntington(1996)
○ Clash of civilization
○ West vs. East
○ Hindu Civilization
○ Hybrid civilizations (Japan)
○ Civilizations will clash inevitably
- Unitary Identity
○ "All people of ____ group are bound to have ____ trait"
○ "All Muslims are aggressive"
○ Why do we have to define 'Islam'
It is complex, not easily definable and grouped into one identity
○ People are defined by more than just their ethnicity, religion, beliefs, etc…
○ How many clashes are actually religious
○ Danny Pearl -
Reduced to a signification of the west, and a Jew.
○ Singular identity
○ Judging a person based on a single part of their identity
○ Hutus and Tutsis