Speaking on colonial Algeria:
“This society, … which was constituted through a totality of indissociable elements that were all expressions of the same original ‘style,’ suffered [a subi] the shock of another civilization that did not make itself felt in a piecemeal or targeted fashion but in totality, rupturing not only the economic order but also the social, psychological, moral, and ideological [spheres].”
Le choc des civilisations . Pg. 57.