It feels and knows thanks to its multicultural and social construction exceeds the boundaries of each of its a pertenencias territoriality imposed by the anthropological concept of a culturaa . Maalouf wants to live with all Maaloufsa a , coinciding with Geertz within the meaning of a usoa in the acciona , in the sense pragmatic. a Mi identity, my belongings: a Oeno all belongings are, of course, equally important, or at least not have it together. But none of them completely devoid of value. a .. a taking each of their ways of life that has been useful. And all their ways of life have made him not to confuse the understanding and knowledge with the power relations which Clastres mentioned in their foundations.
This power based on the idea of the superiority of their own culture and activity of indifference to others (ethnocentrism) is now the idea of superiority aimed at transforming the other as a Oeun mismoa (globalization, homogenization). In this type of ethnocentrism that has led to many conflicts real or not, Maalouf Geerzt match when he says that his multiculturalism does not lead to the disappearance of his identity but a blurring of cultural contrasts, ie is not describing an acculturation but a multicultural hybrid. a Thus, for Geerzt Maalouf and not only not lost wealth, but the differences are subtle and be enriched for one and fade to the next. This approach contrasts with the pessimism of Levi Strauus in their sense of dissolution of cultural differences.