African Americans' experiences of estrangement and alienation: a comparative analysis of Georg Simmel's essay "The Stranger"
Turner, Sarah Demetris
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The purpose of the study is to employ an empirical analysis of Georg Simmel's characteristics of the stranger to African Americans' experiences in America as an explanation and foundation of their strangeness. His essay investigated how the experience of European Jews was based upon their strangeness. There is a literature of research studies regarding African Americans and alienation and their response to estrangement, as well as the treatment of African Americans as unusual and strange. African Americans suffer oppression from the dominant European American society.