The Battle of Identities

20 theories about racism - and how we can diminish its power

The battle against racism is a task for the human race

Hamed Abdel-Samad has experienced racism from all sides. In Egypt, he was denounced as a pale-skinned bastard Crusader, and in Germany, his skin was too dark for some and his name was too Muslim for others.
Although based on personal experiences, this book is not just a report of personal experiences. It is an analysis of a controversial topic that is being fuelled by globalization, migration and incidents in the US as well as in Europe. The ideological debate about racism, focused around identity-politics, fractures societies instead of healing them.
Abdel-Samad strives to rationalize the conflict and reveals how individualism can provide an alternative to the identity-fixated debate about communal belonging.

• Racism exists in all cultures and societies; it must be contained globally
• Books by the author have been sold to the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Italy, Korea, Norway, The Netherlands and USA


dtv Sachbuch
144 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-28275-8
23. April 2021