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Decolonization and the Decolonized by Albert Memmi
Book DescriptionIn this time of global instability and widespread violence, Albert Memmi author of the highly influential and groundbreaking work The Colonizer and the Colonized turns his attention to the present-day situation of formerly colonized peoples. In Decolonization and the Decolonized, Memmi expands his intellectual engagement with the subject and examines the manifold causes of the failure of decolonization efforts throughout the world.As outspoken and controversial as ever, Memmi initiates a much-needed discussion of the ex-colonized and refuses to idealize those who are too often painted as hapless victims. He shows how, in light of a radically changed world, it would be problematic and even irresponsible to continue to deploy concepts that were useful and valid during the period of anticolonial struggle.Decolonization and the Decolonized contributes to the most current debates on Islamophobia in France, the new anti-Semitism, and the unrelenting poverty gripping the African continent. Memmi, who is Jewish, was born and raised in Tunis, and focuses primarily on what he calls the Arab-Muslim condition, while also incorporating comparisons with South America, Asia, Black Africa, and the United States. In Decolonization and the Decolonized, Memmi has written that rare book a manifesto informed by intellect and animated by passion that will propel public analysis of the most urgent global issues to a new level.Albert Memmi is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Paris, Nanterre, and the author of Racism (Minnesota, 1997).Robert Bononno, a teacher and translator, lives in New York City."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816647354
(216mm x 137mm x 14mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Albert Memmi
Colonizer and the Colonized, Paperback (April 2016)
A psychological study of the effects of colonialism on both the colonizer and those colonised.
Desert, Paperback (September 2015)
"First published a Le Daesert, ou la Vie et les Aventures de Jubair Ouali El-Mammi, Paris, Editions Gallimard, 1977, 1989."--Title page verso.
Decolonization and the Decolonized, Hardback (October 2006)
Mark Dion digs into the University of Minnesota.
Pillar of Salt, Paperback (December 1992)» View all books by Albert Memmi
Originally published in 1955, The Pillar of Salt thesemi-autobiographical novel about a young boy growing up in French colonized Tunisia. To gain access to privileged French society, he must reject his many identities Jew, Arab, and African. But, on the eve of World War II, he is forced to come to terms with his loyalties and his past"
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