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  • Title: Portrait du colonisé, Portrait du colonisateur
  • Author: Albert Memmi
  • ISBN: 9782070419203
  • Page: 148
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  • First published in English in 1965, this timeless classic explores the psychological effects of colonialism on colonized and colonizers alike Confiscated by colonial police throughout the world since its 1957 publication, THE COLONIZER AND THE COLONIZED is an important document of our times, an invaluable warning for all future generations The Los Angeles Times
    Portrait du colonis Portrait du colonisateur First published in English in this timeless classic explores the psychological effects of colonialism on colonized and colonizers alike Confiscated by colonial police throughout the world since

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    1. The title of this book suggests something dated, describing both a situation and a mindset that has either ceased to exist or become discredited with time As such, I hesitated to pick it up initially But now having read it, I have to say its one of the profound books I ve read in recent memory In timeless detail Memmi describes not just the psychologies of the oppressed and the oppressor, but also the predicament of the leftist in the oppressing group who at once is attracted to and recoils from [...]

    2. This is one of those rare books that I found myself putting down the highlighter because it was pointless to highlight multiple pages at a time Almost every second page has a fold to bookmark it, and some pages were folded at the top and bottom corners to bookmark the bookmarks Although he wrote it in 1957, Albert Memmi didn t realize that at the time he was writing about an age old relationship between the powerful and the powerless Although I had many thoughts pass in my mind as I went through [...]

    3. This is a classic book up there with The Wretched of the Earth by Franz Fanon about colonialism told by a doctor in French Colonised Algeria during the civil war It is brutal and honest and should be widely known than it is It is not for the weak stomached as there is description of torture and genocidal tactics used by the French in their failed attempt to crush the uprising against their occupation The two portraits first of the French colonist and second of the colonised Algerian are incredi [...]

    4. Memmi is a contemporary of Frantz Fanon and similarly explores the psychological and social consequences of the colonial relationship on both the colonizer and the colonized.I think the second part of the first chapter, The colonizer who refuses, would make good reading for financially comfortable folks in the U.S today especially whites who consider themselves moderate or liberal types, but don t yet perceive the need for their own involvement in dealing with issues of class or race.

    5. Two chapters one from the point of view of the colonizer, the other from the colonized Totally compelling and beautifully written.It demonstrates the human capacity to regard the life of the slave AND the life of the master Consider my favorite line from the film Bladerunner If only you had seen what I have seen with your eyes Memmi sees with all eyes and spares us no acid in our wounds And yet precisely because he is so even tempered, so evenhanded, the small judgments he does make are not the [...]

    6. Memmi s clear thinking on the differences between a colonizer and colonized includes his observations on motives, rewards and behaviours and impacts It must have made quite an impact in it s day His arguments seem relevant to any country which is oppressed as well as to many of the current day ex pats who reside live in developing countries.

    7. This is my favourite bit The liquidation of colonization is nothing but a prelude to complete liberation, to self recovery Inorder to free himself from colonization, the colonized must start with his oppression, the deficiencies of his group In order that his liberation may be complete, he must free himself from those inevitable conditions of his struggle A nationalist, because he had to fight for the emergence and dignity of his nation, he must conquer himself and be free in relation to that na [...]

    8. Portrait du colonis tait le premier livre fran ais que j ai lu J apprends fran ais depuis seulement deux ans, alors, c tait difficile, mais le contenu tait vraiment p n trant Quelquefois, les id es de l auteur m a fait penser de celles de Erich Fromm sur le sujet de la libert et aussi de celles de Freud sur le sujet de l esprit de groupe ou, plut t, o Freud cite Lebon En revanche, ce livre m a appris la le on d avoir confiance en mes propres exp riences pour obtenir la connaissance vraie et puis [...]

    9. Albert Memmi was a well educated Tunisian Jew whose seminal work on the relationship between colonizer and colonized is a projection of his inner turmoil, his own life story The strength of this short book lies in Memmi s insights into the dependence of the colonizer on his subjects He may oppress and exploit, but he ultimately needs the colonized in order to sustain colonialism, yet such a relationship is not sustainable The oppression and exploitation leads to revolt History has vindicated Mem [...]

    10. Oppression is the greatest calamity of humanity It diverts and pollutes the best energies of man of oppressed and oppressor alike As a Tunisian Jew in the French colonial era, Memmi held a unique position in order to reflexively critique the relationship between the colonizer and colonized His take on the psychology of the colonizer is that itself is a poisonous position, both for those who accept and those who refuse the role of oppressor For those who refuse, Memmi says, any activity to resist [...]

    11. One of the things that endeared this book to me was Memmi s placement of himself, in this book, as a colonized person who identifies with the colonizer It takes the judgement out of it The fact that he intended this book to be psychological examination of the parties involved in the colonial relationship, not a revolutionary work, only serves to increase the sense of integrity the author carries I will say that, as someone who would self identify as a colonizer who refuses, it certainly gives a [...]

    12. Memmi gives general observations on what characterizes the colonized and the colonizer I thought the first part on the colonizer was a bit repetitive and harder to get thru but the second section on the colonized is excellent.The characterizations are still highly relevant today.

    13. It was a bit of a tough read maybe it s the late 60 s French coming through in the translation I think he has extremely valid points and his analysis of the colonizers and the colonized are rather profound even so for it s time One thing i did find strange however is that every single reference was to men and it s so noticeable, as almost every sentence contains a he or his At first I read it with an open mind thinking Oh, maybe we re just talking about mankind, it might just be a figure of spe [...]

    14. Deux portraits remarquables, comme les deux faces d une m me pi ce, li e par une relation de pure oppression, une relation qui n est point durable et qui ne peut se rompre que par la revolte.Memmi d crit de fa on syst matique cette relation coloniale, comme v cue entre la Tun sie et la France, mais applicable aux autres d pendances coloniaux et m me tout r gime d oppression L ouvrage ne permet pas uniquement de mieux comprendre les cons quences n fastes de la colonisation, m me sur les g n ratio [...]

    15. Another book on Colonialism for my European thought and Culture class Memmi splits this book into two distinct section, one focusing on the Colonizer, and one focusing on the Colonized There is of the Hegelian Dialectic evident in this book To me, the quote that stuck out the most, the quote that could sum up the book would be found on page 83 The point is that the colonized means little to the Colonizer However, I rated it three stars due to the fact that, while the premise of the text is easy [...]

    16. A crucial read for those interested in postcolonial studies So many passages of this book still resonate today, and it s almost frightening how relevant some of Memmi s points are to the current political climate, not only internationally but also domestically.

    17. Albert Memmi is a Tunisian Jew who witnessed the turbulent period of the decolonization of French colonies in Africa Due to his background, he is both the colonizer and the colonized, for the Arabs regard and the Jews themselves conform to this the Jews as part of the colonizers But for the French, the Jews are part of the colonized, no matter how much effort the Jews put in to assimilate with the colonizers Therefore, Memmi is able to provide an insight into the psychology of both the colonizer [...]

    18. Albert Memmi s book is a nauseating condemnation of the colonial system by way of two opposing portraits Colonizer and Colonized, both convincingly fleshed out and sympathised for due to Memmi s having been a Tunisian Jew when the country was still a French colony, giving him a unique perspective on both sides of the glass The first instinct is to condemn the colonizer, that conquering racist genteel type who goes on safari with his old boys club, and feel the utmost sadness for the colonized, t [...]

    19. Memmi is a contemporary of Franz Fanon similarly explores the mentality of the oppressed the oppressor it s psychological effects This book is written as an extension of the author s self examination inner turmoil is illuminating to say the least The first part of the book explores the mentality of the colonizer, it s contradictions conflicts The differences between those who actively oppress those that benefit from the oppression are a member of the oppressing group are explored The section abo [...]

    20. This is the book that became a blueprint for anti colonial action when it was published in the 1957 Memmi came from Tunisia, where first hand he learned exclusion by the elites In 1956, he moved to France in permanent exile and began writing The colonizer denies liberty The freely he breathes, the the colonized are choked The colonial situation manufactures colonialists, just as it manufactures the colonized Charitable racism is where the colonizer can live benevolently But he denies the coura [...]

    21. Albert Memmi has written a detailed portrait of two groups of people and the relationship they share It is a moving account as well as being educational and theoretical His descriptions are vivid and informative His personal, almost conversational style is very welcome and makes for a speedy read and even though I stalled around page 100, with a little effort I was able to get back into it and motor through enjoyably to the end There are lots of quotable quotes in this book and my own copy is no [...]

    22. A friend of mine recommended this book It was written by Memmi a Tunisian Jew in 1957 in the middle of colonial independence It was probably a revelation at the time but it has all been said before and now seems totally obvious and rather irrelevant The only interesting point for me was his reference to the return to religion by some the colonised freedom fighters and how, in his opinion, this rejection of all things western is a natural result of being treated as inferior At the time of colonia [...]

    23. If it wasn t for school, I never would have picked this up I really enjoyed it, I loved my class discussions on the book so.I don t think I would have enjoyed the book as much without the class discussions.The main idea the book is that the colonizer and the colonized can t live without one another The book breaks down the ideas and it can be applied to most forms of oppression The book makes you look inside yourself and see how you too are a colonizer even if, you may fall under the mainstream [...]

    24. Un livre bouleversant qui dresse un portrait brutal et honn te de la colonisation Les Qu b cois s y retrouveront de fa on fappantes dans trop de passages De m me, le colonis ne connaissait plus sa langue que sous la forme d un parler indigent Pour sortir du quotidien et de l affectif les plus l mentaires, il tait oblig de s adresser la langue du colonisateur Revenant un destin autonome et s par , il retourne aussit t sa propre langue On lui fait remarquer ironiquement que son vocabulaire est lim [...]

    25. Written when North Africa was shaking free of France in the late 1950s, this little tome accurately plots the emotional and psychological matrix of imperial power from both sides of the gun It s mainly valuable for the way it applies the concepts of individual psychology to political groups, but at this point most of its insights are too carefully even handed or too well understood to make much of an impression In other words, it s interesting as a historical document but disappointing at this m [...]

    26. Memmi distills the age old relationship between the colonizer and the colonized by examining each of their motivations, and the futility of the cycle of colonialism Although he presents a somewhat dated view, his interpretation of the colonizer especially of the colonizer who tries to fight colonialism is profound While I would have liked to see him give agency to those colonized, this is a valuable account of colonialism to read with a critical mind.

    27. Memmi has some beautiful insights into his own experience and the generalized experience of those in the relationship of Colonizer and Colonized The way he describes this relationship is at times technical otherwise emotional.Opened my eyes a bit to the duality and dependence inherent in a dysfunctional relationship Can be expanded to fit many different relationships Wrote a paper on how it relates to the situation of a customer service representative.

    28. Only one the best damned books ever written I find myself thinking about this book when I am at work, downtown, or anywhere It just seems to pop into my head It is one of those books that gets memorized with the first read The Powerbroker is still the book I think about the most, but this one is up there.

    29. The subject of colonialism has rarely been treated lucidly and devastatingly than in this book Albert Memmi s characterology of master and servant has a personal as well as a social dimension The pecking order he describes has its accurate analogues in the lives of all South Africans and many middle class Americans I can t speak for others.

    30. Okay It s a little naive And it s hardly the most umdata driven book But it s got a solid philosophical premise colonization makes the colonizer and the colonized alike into twisted monsters of themselves Interesting idea.

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