Racism / Edition 1

Racism / Edition 1

by Albert Memmi, Steve Martinot
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0816631654

ISBN-13: 9780816631650

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Albert Memmi's controversial statements about racism and his call to each of us to devote ourselves to its eradication--futile though this effort will be--are straightforward and lucid, yet also powerful and universal. In this remarkable meditation on a subject at the troubled center of contemporary life, Memmi investigates racism as social pathology--a cultural

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Albert Memmi's controversial statements about racism and his call to each of us to devote ourselves to its eradication--futile though this effort will be--are straightforward and lucid, yet also powerful and universal. In this remarkable meditation on a subject at the troubled center of contemporary life, Memmi investigates racism as social pathology--a cultural disease that prevails because it allows one segment of society to empower itself at the expense of another. By turns historical, sociological, and autobiographical, Racism moves beyond individual prejudice to engage the broader questions of collective behavior and social responsibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816631650
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
4.75(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

ForewordVII
List of WorksXII
Introduction: the Double ConsciousnessXV
Description1
Definition89
Treatment123
Appendix AAn Attempt at a Definition169
Appendix BWhat is Racism?183
Appendix CThe Relativity of Privilege197
Appendix DThe Mythic Portrait of the Colonized205
Notes217

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