There Is No Such Thing as Cultural Identity  


There Is No Such Thing as Cultural Identity
Polity | March 15, 2021 | 100 pages
ISBN: 9781509546992

As people throughout the world react to globalization and revert to nationalism, they are proclaiming distinct cultural identities for themselves. Cultural identity seems to offer a defensive wall against the homogenizing effects of globalization and a framework for nurturing and protecting cultural differences. In this short and provocative book, Fran├žois Jullien argues that this emphasis on cultural identity is a mistake. Cultures exist in relation to one another and they are constantly mutating and transforming themselves.