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Seeing Red : Passion and Identity

Publié le 1 octobre, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Seeing Red : Passion and Identity

An important change is taking place in psychology. A recent direction within psychology called “positive psychology” focused on understanding what makes life of people more fulfilling and worth living. It is believed that the concept of passion is one key factor in achieving that. Passion can fuel motivation, enhance well-being, and provide meaning in everyday […]

Love, Embittered: review of Louis A Pérez Jr.’s On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, and Culture

Publié le 1 septembre, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Love, Embittered: review of Louis A Pérez Jr.’s On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, and Culture

In On Becoming Cuban (1), Louis A. Pérez Jr. attempts to provide an encompassing account of the relationship between Cuba and North America and the resulting trends in the formation and development of Cuban national identity. Like many previous events, the retirement of Fidel Castro launched a series of predictions of imminent change in Cuba; […]

Breaking with Nazism: National Identity and Memory in West Germany after the Second World War

Publié le 1 octobre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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Breaking with Nazism: National Identity and Memory in West Germany after the Second World War

What are the effects of the Nazi legacy on the Federal Republic of Germany? What effects did it have on German national identity and collective memory in the decades following WWII? A connection exists between the shifting conceptions of collective memory/identity and the new wave of Nazism witnessed today. West German attempts to construct a […]