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Human Diversity in Context#

The University of Trieste has published an open access volume with presentations from a joint research project of the Academia Europaea and the Department of Humanities of the University of Trieste "which aims to develop new, distinctive strategies to integrate the form and content of ‘knowledge’ and to awaken the sense of responsibility for social prejudices and ‘us/them’ dichotomies, by conveying a socially contextualised understanding of the complexity of the real world and its cultural and religious structures, facets, objects and of course, groups."

Distinguished members of Academia Europaea contributed to the publication.

The publication draws from the presentations at the international conference Human Diversity in Context which was co-organized by the Department of Humanities of the University of Trieste and the Academia Europaea Curien Fund and has been enriched by other contributions within the frame of a departmental research project.

The conference took place in Trieste on 25-26 September 2018.

The entire volume or individual chapters can be downloaded for free. The hard copy will be published once the sanitary emergency allows printing.





CONTENTS#

Ferrini Cinzia MAE
Editorial Foreword

PART I
WE AND OUR OTHERS: IDENTIFYING AND SPECIFYING HUMAN ANIMALS


Pross Wolfgang Dietrich MAE
Assimilating Reported Natural Histories of Human Diversity: Theories of the Nature of Mankind

Marino Mario
Natural History, Racial Classification and Anthropology in J.F. Blumenbach’s Work and Reception

Chiandetti Cinzia
How the Evolutive Continuity of Cognition Challenges ‘Us/Them’ Dichotomies

PART II
RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY AND ETHNIC IDENTITIES: SOCIAL GROUPS AND CULTURAL INTERRELATIONS


Wolters Gereon Wilhelm MAE
Constructing the Religious ‘Other’

Baffioni Carmela MAE
The “Language of God” in Muslim and Jewish Traditions: A Case Study

Baldazzi Cristiana
Mirror Images in al-Andalus: The Quest for Self-Identity in Two Arabic Travelogues

PART III
THE ‘I’ AND THE ‘WE’ IN CONTEXT


III.1 – The Individual and Communal Perspectives: A Philosophical Approach

Ferrini Cinzia MAE
Freedom through Otherness: Hegel’s Lesson on Human Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity

Stovall Preston
Education is the Art of Making Humanity Ethical

III.2 – Ethnic Resilience, National Identities and Diaspora

Katsiardi-Hering Olga MAE
Diaspora and Self-Representation: The Case of Greek People’s Identity, Fifteenth-Nineteenth Centuries

Toninato Paola
When National Assimilation Policies Encounter Ethnic Resilience: The Case of Western European Roma

PART IV
INJURED IDENTITIES AND HISTORIES OF DISCRIMINATION


Gefter Wondrich Roberta
The Exhausted Intertext as Cultural Memory: Erased and Displaced Identities in Caryl Phillips’ The Nature of Blood and The Lost Child

Onega Jaen Susana MAE
The Role of Symbolisation in the Shaping of Reality and Identity: Tales of Woundedness and Healing

Arias Rosario MAE
The “Other” Voice in Survivor Narratives: A Gender-Based Approach to the Holocaust


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