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Racism

Racism Racism It is social not natural it is general not personal and it is tragically effective In a remarkable meditation on a subject at the troubled center of American life Albert Memmi investigates

  • Title: Racism
  • Author: Albert Memmi
  • ISBN: 9780816631650
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • Racism It is social, not natural, it is general, not personal and it is tragically effective In a remarkable meditation on a subject at the troubled center of American life, Albert 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 historicalRacism It is social, not natural, it is general, not personal and it is tragically effective In a remarkable meditation on a subject at the troubled center of American life, Albert 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 and taste to engage the broader questions of collective behavior and social responsibility.The book comprises three sections Description, Definition, and Treatment in which Memmi delineates racism s causes and hidden workings, examines its close affinity to colonialism, and considers its everyday manifestations over a period of centuries throughout the West His topics include bigotry against Blacks, anti Semitism, the meaning of whiteness, and the status of the Quebecois.For Memmi, the structure of racism has four moments the insistenc on difference the negative valuation imposed on those who differ the generalizing of this negative valuation to an entire group and the use of generalization to legitimize hostility Memmi shows how it is not racism s content which can change at will but its form that gives it such power and tenacity.

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    1. A brilliant, short and deceptively simple exposition on the nature of racism and what anti-racist struggle should look like. It was written by Albert Memmi, a novelist and intellectual who participated in the Tunisian struggle for independence from France but was forced to leave his home country in 1956 after their victory, suspect due to his studies in France and his Jewish heritage. An outsider, neither Arab nor French, he yet remains committed to struggle and thus I think, to a reduction of c [...]

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