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UK: Visions of a Future Without Origin Stories and Identity Myths

VIDEO

Sunday 21 June 2015, by siawi3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oHvknJfklE&index=12&list=PLVN0qOZIePqGyTMaOu_zemvohOO9OLGRI

Source: TEDx Talks, Ajoutée le 9 juin 2015

Visions of a Future Without Origin Stories and Identity Myths

by Chetan Bhatt

VIDEO here

Some say origin stories give people a sense of belonging, but Chetan Bhatt dares us to refuse them. Instead we should develop a deeper sense of personhood, responsible to humanity as a whole.

Chetan Bhatt is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE. He has taught at several UK universities and published widely. His recent writing has focused on wars, human rights and extreme religious violence. He has been involved for several decades in international work related to human rights, human freedoms and social justice.