The myth of the "clash of civilizations"
- Main contributor
In this important lecture delivered at the University of Massachusetts, Edward Said takes aim at one of the central tenets of recent foreign policy thinking - that conflicts between different and clashing "civilizations" (Western, Islamic, Confucian) characterize the contemporary world. Said argues that collapsing complex, diverse and contradictory groups of people into vast, simplistic abstractions has disastrous consequences. Presenting instead a vision of the "coexistence" of difference, Said concludes with the fundamental challenge that faces humanity at the turn of the millennium.
Said, Edward W.
Media Education Foundation
Government, Law, Politics; Government, Law, Politics; War and International Conflicts; Ethnic relations -- Political aspects; World politics -- 1989-; Post-communism; Civilization, Modern -- 1950-
North America; United States; Massachusetts; Northampton
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- Physical Description
52 minutes; color
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- Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-090470; Fedora 2 PID: umd:75629; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/10311; Catalog Key: alephsys003883052; OCLC: ocn662638750
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