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Colonialism and Neocolonialism : Routledge Classics - Jean-Paul Sartre

Colonialism and Neocolonialism

Routledge Classics

By: Jean-Paul Sartre, Terry McWilliams (Translator), Steve Brewer (Translator), Azzedine Haddour (Translator), Robert J. Young (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 1st February 2006
ISBN: 9780415378468
Number Of Pages: 252

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"Sartre is a true post-colonial pioneer. His ethical and political struggle against all forms of oppression and exploitation speak to the problems of our own times with a rare courage and cogency."
Homi K. Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English and American Literature Harvard University
Nearly forty years after its first publication in French, this collection of Sartre's writings on colonialism remains a supremely powerful, and relevant, polemical work. Over a series of thirteen essays Sartre brings the full force of his remarkable intellect relentlessly to bear on his own country's conduct in Algeria, and by extension, the West's conduct in the Third World in general. The tussle is not equal, and the western imperialists emerge at the end, bloody, bruised and thoroughly chastened. Most startling of all is Sartre's advocacy of violence as a legitimate response to repression, motivated by his belief that freedom was the central characteristic of being human. Whether one agrees with his every conclusion or not, "Colonialism and Neo-Colonialism" shows a philosopher passionately engaged in using philosophy as a force for change in the world. An important influence on postcolonial thought ever since, this book takes on added resonance in the light of the West's most recent bout of interference in the non-Western world.

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'Uncalled for aggression arouses the hatred of the civilian population.' - Jean-Paul Sartre

Introduction : remembering Sartrep. 1
From one China to anotherp. 22
Colonialism is a systemp. 36
Albert Memmi's The colonizer and the colonizedp. 56
You are wonderfulp. 63
We are all murderersp. 72
A victoryp. 75
The pretenderp. 89
The constitution of contemptp. 100
The frogs who demand a kingp. 109
The analysis of the referendump. 135
The sleepwalkersp. 147
The wretched of the Earthp. 153
The political thought of Patrice Lumumbap. 175
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ISBN: 9780415378468
ISBN-10: 041537846X
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 1st February 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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