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Dominated man; notes towards a portrait.

Author: Albert Memmi
Publisher: New York, Orion Press [1968]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this collection of fourteen essays, the author analyzes the oppressor and the oppressed, as well as the special nature of each oppression . . . This is a perceptive and honest work that offers no easy solutions to the most pressing dilemmas of our time; but the author believes that only a truthful examination of the conditions of oppression can lead to such solutions, and it is just this that makes Dominated  Read more...
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Memmi, Albert.
Dominated man.
New York, Orion Press [1968]
(OCoLC)654499080
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Memmi
OCLC Number: 257020
Notes: Translation of L'homme dominé.
Description: 211 pages 21 cm
Contents: Preface / Sketches for a Portrait of a dominated man --
I. The black man. The paths of the revolt ; A total revolt ; Negritude and Jewishness --
II. The colonized. On the colonizer and the colonized ; The colonial problem and the left ; Are the French Canadians colonized? ; Franz Fanon and the notion of "deficiency" --
III. The Jew. The double lesson of Freud ; Jews and Christians --
IV. The proletariat. Does the worker still exist? ; The new slaves --
V. The woman. A tyrant's plea --
VI. The domestic servant. The return of the pendulum --
Racism and oppression. Attempt at a definition ; Racism and oppression.
Other Titles: Homme dominé.

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"In this collection of fourteen essays, the author analyzes the oppressor and the oppressed, as well as the special nature of each oppression . . . This is a perceptive and honest work that offers no easy solutions to the most pressing dilemmas of our time; but the author believes that only a truthful examination of the conditions of oppression can lead to such solutions, and it is just this that makes Dominated man a work of the greatest importance." -- Book jacket.

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