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Fundamentalism

Fundamentalism means the literal and dogmatic interpretation of holy texts (but these may also be secular texts), the prescriptive indications of which are considered the foundations of all action.

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Citizenship

Citizenship means the shared political belonging of those living in the same state and all this belonging involves in terms of rights and duties.

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Ethnocentrism

While empathy breaks down the barriers of borders, ethnocentrism – the supposed superiority of one’s own cultural world – is addressed at strengthening them, and if possible, at raising new ones.

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Revolution

Though its semantic origins are pre-modern, revolution has been a fundamental category of the interpretation of modern times.

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Enlightenment

In the strictest sense Enlightenment means the cultural movement of philosophical origins that spread through Europe after the beginning of the 18th Century until the French revolution and that is characterised by trust in reason and its clarifying power.

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Reset
A month of ideas.
Giancarlo Bosetti Editor-in-chief
Association for dialogue and intercultural understanding
Resetdoc Videos
IT Friday, 30 September 2011

My experience in changing the untouchable: women's rights in Muslim societies

Nouzha Guessous, Moroccan activist

Many women were in the front lines of protests during the Arab spring, says the feminist Nouzha Guessus, co-promotor of the Mudawana, the new progressive Moroccan family law. Moroccan women have fought against authoritarianism and lack of freedom, for democracy and to improve the economic situation, but now they are afraid that the right to an equal treatment and the right to be citizens will be once again forgotten. Nouzha Guessous speaks to Resetdoc during the Istanbul Seminars 2011.


Filmmaker: Nikolai Eberth
Producer: Nina zu Fürstenberg

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