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ISBN-10: 1844673286
ISBN-13: 9781844673285
Edition: 2008
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Description: The master of literary reportage reflects on the West's encounters with the non-European throughout the ages. Ryszard Kapuscinski witnessed and reported major wars, coups and revolutions as they happened throughout the developing world and global  More...

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 10/17/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 104
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

The master of literary reportage reflects on the West's encounters with the non-European throughout the ages. Ryszard Kapuscinski witnessed and reported major wars, coups and revolutions as they happened throughout the developing world and global South. In this distillation of his reflections accumulated from a lifetime of travel, he takes a fresh look at the Western idea of the Other: the non-European or non-American. Looking at this concept through the lens of his own encounters in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and considering its formative significance for his own work, Kapuscinski traces how the West has understood the Other from classical times to colonialism, from the age of enlightenment to the postmodern global village. He observes how today we continue to treat the non-European as an alien and a threat, an object of study that has not yet become a partner in sharing responsibility for the fate of the world. In our globalised but increasingly polarised post-9/11 age, Kapuscinski shows how the Other remains one of the most compelling ideas of our times.

Ryszard Kapuscinski was born in 1932. His books have been translated into 19 languages. He lives in Warsaw.

Charles Neal Ascherson (born October 5, 1932) is a Scottish journalist and writerHe was born in Edinburgh and educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, where he read history. He was described by the historian Eric Hobsbawm as ""perhaps the most brilliant student I ever had. I didn't really teach him much, I just let him get on with it.""After graduating with a starred First, he declined offers to pursue an academic career. Instead, he chose a career in journalism, first at the Manchester Guardian and then at The Scotsman (1959-1960), The Observer (1960-1990) and the Independent on Sunday(1990-1998). He contributed scripts for the 1974 documentary series World at War and the 1998 series The Cold War. In recent years, he has also been a regular contributor to the London Review of Books.

Introduction
The Viennese Lectures
My Other
The Other in the Global Village
Encountering the Other as the Challenge of the Twenty-First Century
Index

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