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The Other

Published by Verso on 2018-07-24
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In this distillation of reflections accumulated from a lifetime of travel, Ryszard Kapuscinski takes a fresh look at the Western idea of the Other. 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 non-European from classical times to the present day. He observes how in the twenty-first century we continue to treat the residents of the Global South as hostile aliens, objects of study rather than full partners sharing responsibility for the fate of humankind.

In our globalised but increasingly polarised world, Kapuscinski shows how the Other remains one of the most compelling ideas of our times.

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ASIN: 1786635968
ISBN: 9781786635969
EAN: 9781786635969



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THE OTHER RYSZARD KAPUSCINSKI'? Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones with an introduction by Neal Ascherson

This publication has been subsidized by Instytut Ksia'zki? # POLAND translation programme This paperback edition published by Verso 2018 Paperback edition first published by Verso 2009 English-language edition first published by Verso 2008 # Ryszard Kapus 'cin 'ski 2006, 2008, 2009, 2018 Translation # Antonia Lloyd-Jones 2008 Introduction # Neal Ascherson 2008, 2009, 2018 First published as Ten Inny # Wydawnicto Znak, Krakow ? 2006 All rights reserved The moral rights of the author have been asserted 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 Verso UK: 6 Meard Street, London W1F 0EG US: 20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Verso is the imprint of New Left Books ISBN-13: 978-1-78663-596-9 ISBN-13: 978-1-78478-527-7 (UK EBK) ISBN-13: 978-1-78478-528-4 (US EBK) British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data A catalog record for this book is available from the Library of Congress Typeset by Hewer Text UK Ltd, Edinburgh Printed in the USA by Maple Vail

CONTENTS Introduction by Neal Ascherson 1 The Viennese Lectures 11 My Other 51 The Other in the Global Village 63 Encountering the Other as the Challenge of the Twenty-First Century 77 Index 93

The subject of the lectures collected in this volume is the Other. They were delivered as follows: `Viennese Lectures' (I, II, III), 1'3 December 2004, at the Institut fur ? die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna; `My Other', 12 October 1990, at the International Writers' Symposium in Graz; `The Other in the Global Village', 30 September 2003, during the inauguration of the academic year at the Father Jozef ? Tischner Senior European School in Krakow;? `Encountering the Other as the Challenge of the TwentyFirst Century', 1 October 2004, on the occasion of being awarded the title of doctor honoris causa at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.' R. K.

INTRODUCTION Towards the end of this book, Kapus 'cin 'ski quotes the great Polish-born pioneer of social anthropology, Bronis'aw Malinowski. In his book Argonauts of the West Pacific, Malinowski wrote that `to judge something, you have to be there'.1 It's a contestable generalisation. It's obvious that, of those who passed judgements on the nature of the Hitler or Stalin regimes, and who often perished in the effort to enforce those judgements, extremely few had literally `been there'. However, Malinowski's line is an indispensable motto for all good journalists. The late Ryszard Kapus 'cin 'ski followed it throughout his career, pursued it indeed to extremes of danger and isolation which few of 1. B. Malinowski, Argonauts of the Western Pacific: An Account of Native Enterprise and Adventure in the Archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea, Studies in Economics and Political Science, no. 65, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1922. 1

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