Re: Slavery and social death

Thomas Love (tlove@CALVIN.LINFIELD.EDU)
Fri, 30 Jun 1995 15:47:45 -0700

Summer's here, and I'm clearing off old messages. This may no longer be
useful, but a key work in this area is (appropriately) Orlando
Patterson's "Slavery and Social Death".

Tom Love 45N, 123W
Dept. Soc./Anth
Linfield College
McMinnville, OR 97128

On Fri, 10 Feb 1995, James Carrier wrote:

> 10 February, 1995
> Dear Folks,
> I am teaching a course in the Spring, some of which deals with the
> distinction between biological and social death. As part of this, I want
> to introduce the idea that slavery is a social death.
> Sadly, however, all that sticks in my mind is a memory that there
> was a flurry of literature on slavery and social death. I do not remember
> what any of that literature is (though I do have a cryptic reference to
> Kopytoff and Meyer -- no other details, just the names).
> So, if anyone can suggest accessible readings on the topic I
> would be quite grateful.
> Yours,
> James G. Carrier
> Durham Anthropology / 43, Old Elvet / Durham DH1 3HN