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Hybrid Identities

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Edited By Flocel Sabaté

This book dissiminates a selected collection of research texts from the Congress Hybrid Identities, held in 2011 in the Institute for Research into Identities and Society (University of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain). Outstanding researchers from Social and Humanities fields adapted the hybridization of society such as a new perspective in order to study and understand the evolution of conviviality from the Middle Ages to current days throughout a comparative space and time. Taking the concept from the anthropology, the hybridization became a new approach for social studies and Humanities. Hybridization offers a historical perspective in order to renew perspectives for study different societies during all historical periods since Middle Ages to current days. At the same time, hybridization appears as a tool for analysing social realities in the different continents of the word. In any case, it is a new way in order to understand how the societies reaches its respective cohesions throughout mixted identities.
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The Role of the Significant Other in the Construction of National Identities

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Graciela SPECTOR

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dan McAdams1 stated that from the initial bonding, which binds us forever to our parents, the experiences of the first year of life have such importance that they will determine the level of optimism or pessimism that will characterize the narrative tone that we will exhibit in adulthood. The themes of power and love, which for this author are the motivating currents of our adult life, also relate to the stories we have heard, learned and created during our childhood.

What happens then with a life story is embedded with voices of death, horror, loss, exile, fear?

This is the question that leads me to analyze the role of others in the history of life.

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