"I'm an in-divide-you-all" -- Finnegan's Wake
"The solution to the problem of identity is, get lost." --Norman O. Brown, Love's Body, p. 161 (cf BwO) see also place / identity.
According to Freud, the ego is an agency of the psyche,by means of which the subject aquires a sense of unity and identity, "a coherent organization of mental processes." (XIX,17.) Through consciousness, the ego is the site of differentiation between inside and outside, between "subjective" and "objective."
According to Marc Augé, . "We all need places in which we recognise ourselves and in which others can recognise us as easily as we recognise them." (see: Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity)
According to Samuel Huntington, "For people seeking identity and reinventing ethnicity, enemies are essential." (The Clash of Civilizations, p. 20) "People use politics not just to advance their interests but also to define their identity." For Huntington, "The world is divided between a Western one and a non-Western many."