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4.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Lessons
Albert Memmi wrote many yeras ago this study of the relationship and dynamics between the colonizer and the colonized, but the lessons he imparts unto the reader are of great value to this day. Be it in racist, sexist or politically oppresive conditions, Memmi manages to pinpoint the psychological and social impact upon the individual. Trully a valuable piece of...
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1.0 out of 5 stars The Kindle version of this text does not include real page numbers
The Kindle version of this text does not include real page numbers. As a scholarly text this is particularly problematic, making it near impossible to use for academic work requiring direct source citations. Even when highlighting and creating notes within the text readers are denied the ability to translate Loc #'s to page numbers. Considering the price (in comparison to...
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Lessons, July 11, 2000
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This review is from: The Colonizer and the Colonized (Paperback)
Albert Memmi wrote many yeras ago this study of the relationship and dynamics between the colonizer and the colonized, but the lessons he imparts unto the reader are of great value to this day. Be it in racist, sexist or politically oppresive conditions, Memmi manages to pinpoint the psychological and social impact upon the individual. Trully a valuable piece of literature.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the top books of all time, April 17, 2001
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This review is from: The Colonizer and the Colonized (Paperback)
Memmi captures the contradictions and destructive forces of colonialism from an individual perspective, but more importantly he provides us with a work that transends his subject matter and allows for greater understanding of the manner in which structural and institutional forces of other forms of oppression and inequality affect us today. A classic statement pertaining to the human condition and the potential for liberation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent treatment of the classic dialectic, November 13, 2007
This review is from: The Colonizer and the Colonized (Paperback)
Where Hegel discussed the psycho-social relations between the 'master' and the 'slave,' Memmi turns toward the relations between Colonizer and Colonized. Like Aime Cesaire, Malcolm X, Franz Fanon, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and so many others of the mid 20th century anti-colonial movements, Memmi is interested in exposing the crippling psychological effects of the colonial relationship for all involved. His standpoint as a Jew in the middle of French North Africa allows him an inside/outside perspective which helps him to interpret the worlds of both colonizer and colonized. An exceptional work of anti-colonial theory, this book can open even stubbornly shut eyes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prophetic Work, December 6, 2005
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Memmi's text, written in the midst of the colonial war in Algeria,is a powerfully useful text for examining later colonial insurrections (unlike the previous reader's claim), including the present Israel-Palestine conflict in which a clear line divides the homeland and the colony. Just as the war in Algeria drained France's economy, divided its society, and destroyed its moral fabric (and merely delayed the inevitable!) so too have the last two rounds of Intifadas (large numbers of both Israelis and Palestinians live in poverty for the sake of elite and unnecessary settlements). Memmi's words still resonate.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The colonizer and the colonized, October 17, 2009
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Classic book, polemic at the time of publication, about who the colonizer is, vis-à-vis the colonized, in a symbiotic relation to one another. Great for a further understanding of the psychological and sociological consequences of colonization.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Review, March 13, 2013
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Coming from Africa, this book written by a french Jew brings to light the issue of racism, colonialism and domination of the oppressed people of the Third World. It provides a philosophical perspective on the situation of the colonizer and of the colonized.
Very good book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Taught me so much, February 20, 2014
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This is a great book. This is a great read to introduce yourself to the literature on Oppression and It's still very relevant today.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The Kindle version of this text does not include real page numbers, August 28, 2013
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The Kindle version of this text does not include real page numbers. As a scholarly text this is particularly problematic, making it near impossible to use for academic work requiring direct source citations. Even when highlighting and creating notes within the text readers are denied the ability to translate Loc #'s to page numbers. Considering the price (in comparison to the softcover) and the lack of real page numbers there is no reason a single person would purchase the Kindle version. Incredibly disappointing.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book, November 4, 2011
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Thank you so much for this book. This was a nice smooth transaction and he shipping was quicker than I expected. I received the book in time and I look forward in ordering something from you again in the future if I need something. Thanks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Copy as good as new, November 25, 2013
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Because I am familiar with this book by Albert Memmi since first read years ago. This copy is in excellent condition, as if it were brand new. Seller complied with delivery date. As a matter of fact it was delivered prior to date promised. Superior packaging, quite similar to those used by book sellers of brand new titles years ago.
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The Colonizer and the Colonized by Albert Memmi (Paperback - July 8, 1991)
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