Slavery and Social Death

Slavery and Social Death

A Comparative Study

Book - 1982
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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.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1982
ISBN: 9780674810822
0674810821
9780674810839
067481083X
9780674986909
0674986903
Branch Call Number: 306.362 PAT
Characteristics: xiii, 511 pages : maps ; 25 cm

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