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Barbaric others - A manifesto on western racism (Paperback) Loot Price: R756
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Barbaric others - A manifesto on western racism (Paperback)

Ziauddin Sardar, Ashis Nandy, Claude Alvarez, Merryl Wyn Davies

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The word barbarian is derived from the Greek term 'barbaroi' - or one who cannot speak Greek. As the Greeks believed that language was the tool of reason, non-Greek speakers, therefore, were considered devoid of the facility to reason or to act according to logic. This concept of barbarism in turn shaped the early anthropological observations of Columbus and the first European visitors to the Americas. Barbaric Others examines the convenient myopia which through the ages has allowed - and continues to allow - the West to see other peoples as 'barbarians', infidels, even savages'. In the book, the authors present a succinct history of racism, xenophobia and the concept of 'otherness' from ancient Greece to the present day. Topics covered include the representation of the other' in mythology, the mediaeval fascination with demons and the idea of the wild man, a critical overview of Columbus and 15th century exploration and the 'other' as colonial subject.

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Imprint: Pluto Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 1993
First published: September 1993
Authors: Ziauddin Sardar • Ashis Nandy • Claude Alvarez • Merryl Wyn Davies
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 100
ISBN-13: 978-0-7453-0743-5
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > History of ideas, intellectual history
Books > Humanities > History > World history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Multicultural studies > Racism & racial discrimination
Books > History > World history > General
LSN: 0-7453-0743-4
Barcode: 9780745307435

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