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Patterson, Orlando 1940-

Works: 82 works in 295 publications in 5 languages and 11,440 library holdings
Genres: History  Chronologies  Fiction  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Psychological fiction  Documentary films  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Biography 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Expert, Interviewee
Classifications: JC585, 305.800973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Orlando Patterson
Slavery and social death : a comparative study by Orlando Patterson( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Chronology of world slavery by Junius P Rodriguez( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work establishes the fact that slavery has existed since ancient times and tries to dispel the myth that slaves are only people of color. Designed to complement the two-volume Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery (1997), it is much more than a mere chronology of world slavery. The work in divided into six geographical sections (ancient world, Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the United States), each with an introduction and chronology. More than 100 brief sidebar essays interspersed throughout the book enhance its readability. Extremely useful are 80 full-text historical and legal documents ranging from ancient times to the present, covering topcs from the "Code of Hammurabi" to "the Brazilian Government Recognizes Slave Labor" (1985). An extensive index and 50-page bibliography appear at the end of the work. Recommended for all libraries."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
Rituals of blood : consequences of slavery in two American centuries by Orlando Patterson( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at relations between African American men and women, and the media portrayal of African Americans
Freedom by Orlando Patterson( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ordeal of integration : progress and resentment in America's "racial" crisis by Orlando Patterson( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Americans are in the midst of a rejuvenated conversation about race. How we talk about race - or fail to - is one of the central themes of this book, which is certain to spark lively debate among intellectuals and policy advocates." "Unflinching in his analysis, Patterson chides professional race advocates, the mainstream media, and his fellow academics for homogenizing the 33 million Americans of African ancestry into a single group beset by crises and intractable dilemmas. His willingness to challenge the received wisdom of conservatives, liberals, and genetic determinists alike affords us the opportunity to critically examine our own preconceived notions and prejudices." "An experienced policy adviser, Patterson brings to the national discussion a lifetime of study of slavery, freedom, and ethnic inequality worldwide. His practical recommendations emphasize solutions to problems too often described as unsolvable. For the one-fourth of the Afro-American population at the bottom rung of the socioeconomic ladder, his suggestions include housing vouchers, limiting the influx of low-skilled immigrants, and instituting a highly original policy to reduce teenage childbearing. He remains firmly committed to school desegregation, supports intermarriage as a means of promoting full integration, and takes American religious leaders to task for the "scandal of segregation" within their churches. Responding to widespread antagonism toward affirmative action, Patterson advocates retaining it for another fifteen years, eventually replacing it with a class-based policy."--Jacket
The sociology of slavery : an analysis of the origins, development and structure of Negro slave society in Jamaica by Orlando Patterson( Book )

30 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnic chauvinism : the reactionary impulse by Orlando Patterson( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two nations of black America( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a growing economic divide in black America. Today, America's black middle class is the largest in its history, yet roughly one-third of black America continues to live in poverty. This film measures the economic and social success of the civil rights movement and the gap between middle class and poor African-Americans through interviews with noted Afro-Americans and historical film footage
Freedom in the making of western culture by Orlando Patterson( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the concept of personal freedom developed as it did only in the Western world because of the role of women, along with slaves and foreigners, as outsiders, but that the Christian concept of spiritual freedom led to the justification of socialhierarchies
The children of Sisyphus : a novel by Orlando Patterson( Book )

44 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bleak portrayal of life on the Dungle--the rubbish heap where the very poorest squat--this beautifully poetic, existentialist novel turns an unwavering eye to life in the Jamaican ghetto. By interweaving the stories of Dinah, a prostitute who can never quite escape the circumstances of her life, and Brother Solomon, a respected Rastafarian leader who allows his followers to think that a ship is on its way to take them home to Ethiopia, this brutally poetic story creates intense and tragic characters who struggle to come to grips with the absurdity of life. As these downtrodden protagonists shed their illusions and expectations, they realize that there is no escape from meaninglessness, and eventually gain a special kind of dignity and stoic awareness about life and the universe"--Back cover
The cultural matrix : understanding Black youth( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cultural Matrix seeks to unravel a uniquely American paradox: the socioeconomic crisis, segregation, and social isolation of disadvantaged black youth, on the one hand, and their extraordinary integration and prominence in popular culture on the other. Despite school dropout rates over 40 percent, a third spending time in prison, chronic unemployment, and endemic violence, black youth are among the most vibrant creators of popular culture in the world. They also espouse several deeply-held American values. To understand this conundrum, the authors bring culture back to the forefront of explanation, while avoiding the theoretical errors of earlier culture-of-poverty approaches and the causal timidity and special pleading of more recent ones. There is no single black youth culture, but a complex matrix of cultures--adapted mainstream, African-American vernacular, street culture, and hip-hop--that support and undermine, enrich and impoverish young lives. Hip-hop, for example, has had an enormous influence, not always to the advantage of its creators. However, its muscular message of primal honor and sensual indulgence is not motivated by a desire for separatism but by an insistence on sharing in the mainstream culture of consumption, power, and wealth. This interdisciplinary work draws on all the social sciences, as well as social philosophy and ethnomusicology, in a concerted effort to explain how culture, interacting with structural and environmental forces, influences the performance and control of violence, aesthetic productions, educational and work outcomes, familial, gender, and sexual relations, and the complex moral life of black youth
Die the long day by Orlando Patterson( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An absence of ruins by Orlando Patterson( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colour of money( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reaching back across the centuries, this program sheds light on historical attitudes toward human differences. It assesses the significance of Biblical narratives, including the "curse of Ham", in the evolution of European concepts of race, and goes on to examine the basis of institutionalized racism - entwined with fervent capitalism - on which the transatlantic slave trade operated. The destruction of America's indigenous civilizations and the dehumanization and exploitation of Africans are studied alongside the writings of Enlightenment philosophers and historians. Experts interviewed include Dr. Orlando Patterson of Harvard University, Dr. Barnor Hesse of Northwestern, and Professor James Walvin of the University of York"--Container
Bill Moyers journal. June 20, 2008( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers interviews historical and cultural sociologist Orlando Patterson and Glenn C. Loury on race and social division. He interviews Douglas Blackmon about his book Slavery by another name. Also includes excerpts from the P.O.V. documentary Traces of the trade, directed, produced and written by Katrina Browne
Earth, stars, and writers by Philip Levine( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom by Orlando Patterson( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race, Gender and Power in America by Gender and Power in America Race( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the forum that was organized to assess the impact on women of the testimony by Professor's Anita Hill before the Senate Judiciary Committee in which she charged sexual harassment by then Supreme Court nominee Judge Clarence Thomas. Provides and overview of sexual harassment law since the hearings. Includes a review of the hearings
Freedom by Orlando Patterson( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Transcripts of "Africa, West Indies and United States, Black artists and writers, 1962-1967"]( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Slavery and social death : a comparative study
Alternative Names
Orlando Patterson American historical and cultural sociologist

Orlando Patterson sociologue américain

Orlando Patterson socioloog uit Jamaica

Orlandus Patterson

Patterson H. Orlando 1940-....

Patterson, H. Orlando (Horace Orlando), 1940-

Patterson, Horace Orlando

Patterson Horace Orlando 1940-....

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Chronology of world slaveryRituals of blood : consequences of slavery in two American centuriesFreedomThe ordeal of integration : progress and resentment in America's "racial" crisisThe two nations of black AmericaFreedom in the making of western cultureThe children of Sisyphus : a novelFreedomFreedom