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Author Patterson, Orlando, 1940-, author
Title Slavery and social death : a comparative study / Orlando Patterson
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1982
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  306.362 P2777 1982    AVAILABLE    30500100341521
 歐美所圖書館地下室  306.362 P2777 1982 c.2  AVAILABLE  WITHDRAWN  30500100425936
 Ethnology Library  HT871 .P37 1982    AVAILABLE    30520020262359
 人文社會聯圖  HT871 .P37 1982    DUE 01-16-23    30600620056383
Descript xiii, 511 pages : maps ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
American Political Science Association Ralph J. Bunche Award, 1983
In a work of prodigious scholarship and enormous breadth, which draws on the tribal, ancient, premodern, and modern worlds, Orlando Patterson discusses the internal dynamics of slavery in sixty-six societies over time. Slavery is shown to be a parasitic relationship between master and slave, invariably entailing the violent domination of a natally alienated, or socially dead, person. The phenomenon of slavery as an institution, the author argues, is a single process of recruitment, incorporation on the margin of society, and eventual manumission or death. --from publisher description
The internal relations of slavery. The idiom of power -- Authority, alienation, and social death -- Honor and degradation -- Slavery as an institutional process. Enslavement of "free" persons -- Enslavement by birth -- The acquisition of slaves -- The condition of slavery -- Manumission : its meaning and modes -- The status of freed persons -- Patterns of manumission -- The dialectics of slavery. The ultimate slave -- Slavery as human parasitism
Subject Slavery
Slaves -- Psychology
Slaveholders -- Psychology
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