´´´Who am I?´ and ´Who are we?´ are the existential, foundational questions in our lives. In our modern world, there is no construct more influential than ´identity´ - whether as individuals or as groups. The concept of group identity is the focal point of a research group named ´´A Question of Identity´´ at the Mandel Scholion Interdisciplinary Research Center in the Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The papers collected in this volume represent the proceedings of a January 2017 conference organized by the research group which dealt with identity formation in six contextual settings: Ethno-religious identities in light of the archaeological record; Second Temple period textual records on Diaspora Judaism; Jews and Christians in Sasanian Persia; minorities in the Persian achaemenid period; Inter-ethnic dialogue in pre-1948 Palestine; and redefinitions of Christian Identity in the Early Modern period.
How do you catch a killer who doesn´t exist? All they know is that the killer will strike again, and will once more leave the same tell-tale signature. But Alan Keyes has no birth certificate, no address, no job, no family, no passport, no dental records. Their killer does not exist.
Hall offers a wide-ranging exploration of the issues surrounding cultural identity. He outlines the reasons why the question of identity is so compelling and yet so problematic. Outstanding contributors then interrogate different dimensions of the crisis of identity providing both theoretical and substantive insights into different approaches to understanding identity.
The Kurdish Question: Identity, Representation and the Struggle for Self- Determination:Identity, Representation and the Struggle for Self- Determination. 1. Auflage