How To Live With Each Other (Hardback)

An Anthropologist's Notes on Sharing a Divided World

Farhan Samanani

An anthropologist looks at our modern world - and shows how we can build a better, more connected one

An anthropologist looks at our modern world - and shows how we can build a better, more connected one

Increasingly, we are coming to see difference, whether in the form of conflicting values or growing ethnic diversity, as an existential threat. Within much of the world, our main response has been to surround ourselves with like-minded people and double down on our own convictions, in an attempt to hold difference at bay. So, how did we get here, and what can we do about it?

Here, anthropologist Farhan Samanani combines case studies from across the world with his own research to provide insights into the capacity of humankind to connect across divides. Using his anthropologist's toolkit, he explores the roots of our present tensions and casts fresh light on how we can cultivate common ground, build healthy communities and not just live but flourish together.

Publication date: 24/03/2022

£16.99

ISBN: 9781788163897

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Current Affairs, Philosophy & Ideas, Politics & Economics

How To Live With Each Other (Ebook)

An Anthropologist's Notes on Sharing a Divided World

Farhan Samanani

An anthropologist looks at our modern world - and shows how we can build a better, more connected one

An anthropologist looks at our modern world - and shows how we can build a better, more connected one

Increasingly, we are coming to see difference, whether in the form of conflicting values or growing ethnic diversity, as an existential threat. Within much of the world, our main response has been to surround ourselves with like-minded people and double down on our own convictions, in an attempt to hold difference at bay. So, how did we get here, and what can we do about it?

Here, anthropologist Farhan Samanani combines case studies from across the world with his own research to provide insights into the capacity of humankind to connect across divides. Using his anthropologist's toolkit, he explores the roots of our present tensions and casts fresh light on how we can cultivate common ground, build healthy communities and not just live but flourish together.

Publication date: 24/03/2022

£13.99

ISBN: 9781782836360

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B09DR9S1DR

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Current Affairs, Philosophy & Ideas, Politics & Economics

Reviews for How To Live With Each Other

'Extract: How can we live with those who are different from us? This is an old question and a tricky one. It may also be the most urgent problem of the twenty-first century ... this is a book about the past, the present and the future - about an old, familiar story that we continue to repeat, but also about how we might rewrite the script.'

 How To Live With Each Other

'Fascinating and important ... his scope and range of reference is extensive and worldwide'

Ian Duhig Irish Times

Farhan Samanani

Farhan Samanani

Born in Canada, Farhan Samanani completed his PhD in Social Anthropology in 2017 at the University of Cambridge, where he studied as a Gates Cambridge Scholar – a small group of international graduate students selected for their potential to create positive social change. He has degrees from the University of St Andrews and Oxford, and has written about his research and related work in Aeon Magazine, Open Democracy, and the Huffington Post.