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By Thomas Hylland Eriksen,Elisabeth Schober

the realm is overheated: Too complete and too quickly; out of sync, contradiction-ridden and unequal. it's the age of the Anthropocene, of humanity’s indelible mark upon the planet. in brief, it really is globalisation - yet now not as we all know it.

This assortment explores social identities in today’s ‘overheated’ international, visible from an anthropological viewpoint. the point of interest is on contradictions, tensions and paradoxes: How can an identification be sturdy if its border is continually transferring? How can a group live to tell the tale whether it is included right into a large entity? How does belonging paintings in new towns? And what can indigenous peoples do to continue a feeling of self in a fast-moving neoliberal world?

Ethnographically wealthy and numerous in its scope, identification Destabilised comprises chapters from many components of the realm, together with the Philippines, Israel, Australia, the Cape Verde Islands and Afghanistan. The authors examine how identification alterations in accordance with modern forces, from quick industrialisation, the enforced go back of migrants and the silencing of indigenous teams to unexpected inhabitants progress in boomtowns and the touristification of neighborhood culture.

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