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Defining the Other
Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge
  • Jorge Capetillo-Ponce, University of Massachusetts Boston
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G. W. F. Hegel said: “Everything is what is not.” Throughout human history, we find a continuous struggle to define the other, the foreigner, the unknown, the opposite of we or I. And, as the quote from Hegel indicates, what they are, that we are not, helps define the frontiers of personal and group identity.
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Jorge Capetillo-Ponce. "Defining the Other" (2003)
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