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Frantz Fanon's 'Black Skin, White Masks'

New Interdisciplinary Eassys. Texts in Culture

Edited by Max Silverman
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Manchester University Press, Manchester, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Dec 2012
Dimensions: w 133mm h 221mm d 11mm
Weight: 265g
ISBN-10: 071906449X
ISBN-13: 9780719064494
Barcode No: 9780719064494
Synopsis
First published in 1952, Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks is one of the most important anti-colonial works of the post-war period. It is both a profound critique of the conscious and unconcious ways in which colonialism brutalises the colonised and a passionate cry from deep within a black body alienated by the colonial system and in search of liberation from it. This volume is the first collection of essays specifically devoted to Fanon's text. It offers a wide range of interpretations of the text by leading scholars in a number of disciplines. Chapters deal with Fanon's Martinican heritage, Fanon and Creolism, ideas of race and racism and new humanism, Fanon and Sartre, representations of Blacks and Jews, and the psychoanalysis of race, gender and violence. Contributors offer new ways of reading the text and the volume as a whole constitutes an important contribution to the growing field of Fanon studies. -- .

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