BaumannGrammars - Chapter 04
This chapter attempts to answer two questions. First, it sets out to test
whether the three grammars of selfing and othering can be used to grasp
changes over time in the constitution of collective identities. In this vein, I
propose to combine the synchronic structuralist view of the grammars with a
diachronic approach. Second, this chapter is concerned with an ethical and
political assessment of these three structural models. What is it that makes
some grammars more or less peaceful or aggressive than other grammars?