The Captive Mind

Author: Czesław Miłosz
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
ISBN: 9780141186764
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Written in Paris in 1951, while he was in exile from his native Poland, Milosz's denunciation of Stalinism outraged many European intellectuals at a time when they were becoming drawn to the politics of Communist Russia.

The Captive Mind

Author: Jada Edwards
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539516705
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We can evict old thinking and experience new life. It's time to take captive every thought through the power of Christ Jesus. "The book you are holding in your hands is a game changer.

Between Anxiety And Hope

Author: Edward Możejko
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 9780888641274
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Both in Native Realm, where he traces his own manoeuverings as a servant of
the regime (cultural attache to the Polish Embassy in Washington, then in Paris),
and in The Captive Mind, where he analyses the trap in which the Polish writers
were caught and subjects four readily identifiable specimens to his dissecting
scalpel, Milosz insists that the East European situation was not strictly
comparable to the Soviet one. Contrary to what his anti-Communist readers may
have thought, the ...

The Poet S Work

Author: Leonard Nathan
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674689701
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It would be hard to overestimate the importance of Weil for Milosz as he was
writing The Captive Mind. Indeed, the very title seems to have been taken from
one of Weil's last essays, "Human Personality" (published posthumously in 1950)
. In this essay Weil maintains that there is something sacred at the center of even'
human being — and this sacred center is not the personality, that combination of
attitudes and habits produced by historical circumstances. No, it is divine spark, ...

Indigeneity And Universality In Social Science

Author: Partha Nath Mukherji
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761932151
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Journals should be published devoted to the phenomenon of the captive mind.
As far as possible the works of non- captive scholars should be disseminated in
the campuses. To start with, a conference on the captive mind could be initiated.
But all this would be of no avail if those who are responsible for planning and
organising are themselves captive or captors. This brings us to the counterpart of
the captive mindthe captor mind. Who and what is the captor mind? The captor
mind is ...

Malcolm X

Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004308687
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From Political Eschatology to Religious Revolutionary. Alatas provides
illustrations of the workings of the captive mind from development studies. The
example given is Hagen's view that digging with the Southeast Asian hoe is an “
awkward process,” but the spade, which is a better instrument, can only be of
limited use in low-income societies to the extent that shoes are not widely used (
Hagen, 1962: 31–32, cited in Alatas, 1972: 15). Alatas suggested that Hagen did
not comprehend ...

The Gaze Of The West And Framings Of The East

Author: S. Nair-Venugopal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137009284
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Colonial knowledge and the captive mind are twin concepts that inform each
other. Before we deliberate on colonial knowledge, let us delve into what Syed
Hussein means by the 'captive mind'. To Syed Hussein Alatas, the captive mind is
a victim of Orientalism and Eurocentricism – hence the mode of knowing termed
as colonial knowledge. It is characterized by a way of thinking that is dominated
by Western thought in an imitative and uncritical manner. Uncritical imitation
permeates ...

Ali Shariati And The Future Of Social Theory

Author: Dustin J. Byrd
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004353739
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However, the problem of mental captivity was first put forth in the 1950's when he
referred to the 'wholesale importation of ideas from the western world to eastern
societies,' ignoring their socio-historical context as a primary problem of
colonialism.47 Some of the characteristics of a captive mind includes the non-
creativity and incapability of 'raising original problems,' incapability of conceiving '
analytical method independent of current stereotypes'; incapability of 'separating
the ...

Curtain Of Lies

Author: Melissa Feinberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019064463X
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Yet it is not entirely clear why Miłosz decided to call his book The Captive Mind.
Miłosz's earliest correspondence with his American publisher, Alfred A. Knopf,
did not mention any title at all.92 In a June 1952 letter, Philip Vaudrin, Miłosz's
editor at Knopf used “The Great Temptation” as a tentative title.93 But only a
month later, it had been changed to The Captive Mind. Vaudrin wrote to Miłosz
that he thought this title was acceptable, but he believed they could still do better.
94 Vaudrin's ...