Identity : the demand for dignity and the politics of resentment /Material type: BookPublisher: London : Profile Books, c2018.Description: xvii, 218 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781781259801Subject(s): Political participation -- Social aspects | Identity politics | Group identity -- Political aspects | Dignity | Resentment | Polarization (Social sciences) -- Political aspectsDDC classification: 320.019 FU ID Online resources: Location Map
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|320.014 GI ON Online political communication :||320.014 ME DI Mediatization of politics :||320.014 SA GE The Sage handbook of political communication /||320.019 FU ID Identity :||320.019 RI PS The psychology of politics||320.072 FI HO How numbers rule the world :||320.072 HA PO Political research :|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Increasingly, the demands of identity direct the world's politics. Nation, religion, sect, race, ethnicity, gender: these categories have overtaken broader, inclusive ideas of who we are. We have built walls rather than bridges. The result: increasing in anti-immigrant sentiment, rioting on college campuses, and the return of open white supremacy to our politics.
In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American and global institutions were in a state of decay, as the state was captured by powerful interest groups. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatens to destabilise the entire international order. These populist nationalists seek direct charismatic connection to 'the people', who are usually defined in narrow identity terms that offer an irresistible call to an in-group and exclude large parts of the population as a whole.