The Meeting

Now, the concept of identity implies the encounter with other identities. We can look to the identity as a collective creation that already can not be based on the cult of their own roots and traditions, but also in the meeting with other localities, regions, continents and groups. Already the so-called terms of domination not may arise at the North-South poles, but in what is called inclusion networks. There is not an undifferentiated global culture, although we must of course take into account the emergence of so-called cosmopolitan values transmitted by these networks of inclusion, which will later lead us to the problem of communication. At the cultural level, we can speak of identities as a brake to a communicational uncontrolled globalization. In any case, the problem from this angle, would be, is, in the impossibility, which many still exists, communicate an identity. And beyond, in solitary confinement between identities.

Identity in this new world is understood on the basis of the obvious effects, as the rift between time and space, the deterritorialization of cultural production, the strengthening of local identities and hybridization. Already in a previous book pointed out that the day and the night weren’t more equivalent to the outlet and the sunset. We are in a new concept of time and it is precisely this concept which allows us to be at the same time local and global. We live in the world of instantaneity. In case outside little, we have to consider the growth of migration, that is, multiple cultures are played away from their points of origin. On the other hand, what we might call transnational identities linked to groups in a more intense than any other relationship, say young people here and there or to women in their struggles against the discrimination that persist. Migration and culture human migration there have always been, but in this global world is taken with special interest.