it is not describing an aculturalisation but a hybrid multiculturalism. So therefore, Maalouf and Geerzt, not only not lost wealth but that differences enrich become subtle for one and are blurred for the other. This approach is at odds with the pessimism of Levi Strauus in his feeling of dissolution of cultural differences. It is curious how, from different languages or persepecitvas, Levi-Strauus and Maalouf agree not to identify the identity of a person with the concept biological race. Maalouf says human beings only would be identical at the time of birth. A person’s identity consists of infinitely many elements that are not limited to that contained in the official registry… Maalouf develops an idea of belonging cultural identity. Levi says us categorically that there is no correlation or relationship between cultural diversity and biological drawing causal.
Maalouf autobiography is, from this perspective, a cumulative history, a culture developed thanks to its multiple memberships, how you have exchanged all their origins and diversity that shows Maalouf resembles the cultural diversity that Levi-Strauus says that it is generated when there is cultural exchange. Maalouf takes us through the modules, dismissing the alleged existence of ethnic groups and emphasizing performed manipulations so pretext of beliefs, but as a base mainly in the dichotomy us vs other theories of ethnicity Barth, to which he added membership of one or more groups: when they feel that others are a threat to their ethnicity, religion or his nation, everything you can do to ward off that threat seems them perfect, lawful even arrive in the massacre (genocide). Today’s globalisation, very few cases of integration projects are given to accept personal and cultural identity as an enriching process. Increasingly more deadly the furious identity against the different claims. It is claimed, as a distinguishing feature, a race, a nation or a religion, which make us different, everywhere, displayed with pride, but exposed not as an enriching but differentiating element.