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The suffering of the immigrant

Author: Abdelmalek Sayad
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA, USA : Polity, 2004.
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"Through a sensitive and profound analysis, the author reveals the reality of the displaced existence of immigrants and the harrowing contradictions that characterize it. Among these contradictions is the deep collective dishonesty through which immigration perpetuates itself, where immigrants are compelled, out of respect for themselves and the group that allowed them to leave their country of origin, to play down  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abdelmalek Sayad
ISBN: 0745626424 9780745626420 0745626432 9780745626437
OCLC Number: 52464936
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xvii, 340 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Original Sin and the Collective Lie --
2. Three Ages of Emigration --
3. Exemplary Immigration --
4. Nationalism and Emigration --
5. Backlash on the Society of Origin --
6. Relationship of Domination --
7. Wrongs of the Absentee --
8. Immigrant: 'OS for Life' --
9. Illness, Suffering and the Body --
10. Weight of Words --
11. Naturalization --
12. Immigration and 'State Thought' --
13. Recapitulation --
Bibliography: The Writings of Abdelmalek Sayad.
Other Titles: Double absence.
Responsibility: Abdelmalek Sayad ; preface by Pierre Bourdieu ; translated by David Macey.
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This book is a major contribution to our understanding of the condition of the immigrant and it will transform the reader's understanding of the issues surrounding immigration. Sayad's book will be  Read more...

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