Who Do We Think We Are?

Jeffrey Kaye, Gary Younge

06/03/2011 3:00 pm
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Journalists Gary Younge and Jeffrey Kaye wrestled with “identity” in this thought-provoking session.

Younge assessed that identity politics may be a great place to start an idea of self and community but a terrible place to conclude. Kaye examined what he terms ‘coyote capitalism’, a strategy which defines people, like other natural resources, as supplies to be shifted around to meet demand.

Both writers offered a provocative critique of the way society works and the struggle to define community in the 21st century.

Jeffrey Kaye

Jeffrey Kaye is a journalist, writer, and producer. He is the author of Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration and a special correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, with an abiding interest in immigration.

Gary Younge

Gary Younge is an award-wining New York-based author and journalist, a columnist for The Guardian and The Nation. Who Are We – and Should It Matter in the 21st Century? is his third book.

Hannah Pool

Hannah Pool is a freelance journalist and author of My Father’s Daughter, her memoir about identity and the effects of adoption.

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