The Suffering of the Immigrant

John Wiley & Sons, 19.03.2018 - 360 Seiten
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This book is a major contribution to our understanding of the condition of the immigrant and it will transform the reader’s understanding of the issues surrounding immigration. Sayad’s book will be widely used in courses on race, ethnicity, immigration and identity in sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, politics and geography.

  • an outstanding and original work on the experience of immigration and the kind of suffering involved in living in a society and culture which is not one’s own;
  • describes how immigrants are compelled, out of respect for themselves and the group that allowed them to leave their country of origin, to play down the suffering of emigration;
  • Abdelmalek Sayad, was an Algerian scholar and close associate of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu - after Sayad’s death, Bourdieu undertook to assemble these writings for publication;
  • this book will transform the reader’s understanding of the issues surrounding immigration.

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The Original Sin and the Collective
The Three Ages of Emigration
An Exemplary Immigration
Nationalism and Emigration
The Backlash on the Society of Origin
A Relationship of Domination
The Wrongs of the Absentee
OS for Life
Illness Suffering and the Body
The Weight of Words
Immigration and State Thought
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Abdelmalek Sayad, 1933-1988, Algerian Sociologist and Director of Research at CNRS (National Centre for Sociological Research)

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