Frantz Fanon and the Psychology of Oppression

Various memorials honor Fanon in different cultures and continents . There is , for instance , a Boulevard Frantz Fanon , a Frantz Fanon Hospital , and a Frantz Fanon High School in Algeria ; a Frantz Fanon Center in Milan , Italy , and ...

Author: Hussein Abdilahi Bulhan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306484382

Category: Medical

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"Frantz Fanon (July 20, 1925? December 6, 1961) was a Martinique-born French-Algerian psychiatrist,] philosopher, revolutionary and writer whose work is influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory and Marxism. Fanon is known as a radical existential humanist thinker on the issue of decolonization and the psychopathology of colonization. Fanon supported the Algerian struggle for independence and became a member of the Algerian National Liberation Front. His life and works have incited and inspired anti-colonial liberation movements for more than four decades."--Wikipedia.
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Frantz Fanon s Black Skin White Masks

4 Frantz Fanon and the Black - Jewish imaginary BRYAN CHEYETTE In his posthumously published essays on the Algerian revolution , L'An V de la révolution algérienne ( 1959 ) , Frantz Fanon characterises Algerian Jewry , which made up ...

Author: Max Silverman

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719064481

Category: Literary Criticism

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"This book will be essential reading for students and researchers in the areas of postcolonial studies, French and Francophone studies, cultural studies, ethnic and racial studies, politics, literature and psychoanalysis, and all those concerned, like Fanon, with the quest for human freedom."--BOOK JACKET.
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Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics

The authoritative biography is Macey's, but there have been a number of other biographies and works containing biographical information: see David Caute, Frantz Fanon (New York: Viking, 1970); Pierre Bouvier, Fanon (Paris: Éditions ...

Author: Anthony C. Alessandrini

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739172292

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book examines how the work of a revolutionary writer such as Frantz Fanon might be best appropriated for contemporary political and cultural issues. Reviewing the field of “Fanon studies” in relation to his contemporaries as well as modern contexts, this book will be of interest to scholars and students across a wide range of disciplines.
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Frantz Fanon s Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Clinical Work

With the long-awaited English translation of previously unpublished or unavailable writings of Frantz Fanon, Frantz Fanon: Alienation and Freedom (2018), we are at the dawn of discovering a “new Frantz Fanon.

Author: Lou Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429878220

Category: Psychology

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Recognizing Frantz Fanon’s remarkable legacy to applied mental health and therapeutic practices which decolonize, humanize, and empower marginalized populations, this text serves as a timely call for research, education, and clinical work to establish and further develop Fanonian approaches and practices. As the first collection to focus on contemporary clinical applications of Fanon’s research and practice, this volume adopts a transnational lens through which to capture the global reach of Fanon’s work. Contributors from Africa, Australia, Europe, and North America offer nuanced insight into historical and theoretical methods, clinical case studies, and community-based innovations to place Fanon’s research and practice in context. Organized into four key areas, including the Historical Significance of Fanon’s Clinical Work; Theory and Fanonian Praxis; Psychotherapeutic and Community Applications; and Action Research, each section of the book reflects an impressive diversity of practices around the world, and considers the role of political and socioeconomic context, structures of gender oppression, racial identities, and their intersection within those practices. A unique manifesto to the ground-breaking and immensely relevant work of Frantz Fanon, this book will be of great interest to graduate and post graduate students, researchers, academics and professionals in counselling psychology, mental health research, and psychotherapy.
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The Wretched of the Earth

Significance “When Frantz Fanon died in December 1961,” writes the professor of African studies Emmanuel Hansen,* “he was relatively unknown,” except among those directly involved in Algeria, and “a small group of French Leftists who ...

Author: Riley Quinn

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351353519

Category: Social Science

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Frantz Fanon is one of the most important figures in the history of what is now known as postcolonial studies – the field that examines the meaning and impacts of European colonialism across the world. Born in the French colony of Martinique, Fanon worked as a psychiatrist in Algeria, another French colony that saw brutal violence during its revolution against French rule. His experiences power the searing indictment of colonialism that is his final book, 1961’s The Wretched of the Earth. Fanon’s account of the physical and psychological violence of colonialism forms the basis of a passionate, closely reasoned call to arms – a call for violent revolution. Incendiary even today, it was more so in its time; the book first being published during the brutal conflict caused by the Algerian Revolution. Viewed as a profoundly dangerous work by the colonial powers of the world, Fanon’s book helped to inspire liberation struggles across the globe. Though it has flaws, The Wretched of the Earth is above all a testament to the power of passionately sustained and closely reasoned argument: Fanon’s presentation of his evidence combines with his passion to produce an argument that it is almost impossible not to be swayed by.
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Black Skin White Masks

3 Qadir Ismail, “'Boys will be boys': Gender and National Agency in Frantz Fanon and LTTE,” Economic and Political Weekly 27, no. 31/32 (1992): 1677–9; and Gwen Bergner. “Who is That Masked Woman? The Role of Gender in Fanon's Black ...

Author: Rachele Dini

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351350198



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Frantz Fanon's explosive Black Skin, White Masks is a merciless expose of the psychological damage done by colonial rule across the world. Using Fanon's incisive analytical abilities to expose the consequences of colonialism on the psyches of colonized peoples, it is both a crucial text in post-colonial theory, and a lesson in the power of analytical skills to reveal the realities that hide beneath the surface of things. Fanon was himself part of a colonized nation - Martinique - and grew up with the values and beliefs of French culture imposed upon him, while remaining relegated to an inferior status in society. Qualifying as a psychiatrist in France before working in Algeria (a French colony subject to brutal repression), his own experiences granted him a sharp insight into the psychological problems associated with colonial rule. Like any good analytical thinker, Fanon's particular skill was in breaking things down and joining dots. His analysis of colonial rule exposed its implicit assumptions - and how they were replicated in colonised populations - allowing Fanon to unpick the hidden reasons behind his own conflicted psychological make up, and those of his patients. Unflinchingly clear-sighted in doing so, Black Skin White Masks remains a shocking read today.
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Lacovia, R. M. “Frantz Fanon: through European Mirrors.” Black Images, Vol. 1,(1972). Ledda, Romano. “Social Classes and Political Struggle.” International Socialist Journal, No. 22(August, 1967). Lomax, J. A. “Martyr to Hope.

Author: L. Adele Jinadu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317848561

Category: Social Science

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First published in 1986. Fanon: In Search of the African Revolution is different from other books on Fanon in that it approaches him as both a political philosopher and political sociologist of the African experience. It suggests that Fanon's political writings be viewed in terms of his concern with how relations are structured in colonial and post-colonial Africa and the implications of those structural arrangements for political conflict in Africa. Fanon's attempt to explain the pathologies and contradictions of African politics in terms of class and the historical processes that influence and constrain class political behavior is provocative and insightful. But the moral dimension that informs Fanon's theoretical perspectives is no less important, if only because it attests to his strong advocacy of the need for revolutionary change as a condition for the restructuring of African political systems.
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On Violence

FRANTZ FANON ( 1925-1961 ) A Martinician theorist and psychologist trained in medicine and psychiatry in France after World War II , Frantz Fanon's involvement with the Algerian Nationalist Movement began when he was sent by the French ...

Author: Bruce B. Lawrence

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 082233769X

Category: Political Science

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DIVAn interdisciplinary collection of primary texts on the subject of violence, from Freud to Gramsci to Foucault, from Ghandi to Osama bin Laden. The editors' introductions frame the texts within questions of how violence is generated and perpetuated in so/div
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Subterranean Fanon

Frantz Fanon, Écrits sur l'aliénation et la liberté, ed. Jean Khalfa and Robert J. C. Young (Paris: La Découverte, 2015). Frantz Fanon, Alienation and Freedom, ed. Jean Khalfa and Robert J. C. Young, trans.

Author: Gavin Arnall

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231550437

Category: Literary Criticism


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The problem of change recurs across Frantz Fanon’s writings. As a philosopher, psychiatrist, and revolutionary, Fanon was deeply committed to theorizing and instigating change in all of its facets. Change is the thread that ties together his critical dialogue with Hegel, Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche and his intellectual exchange with Césaire, Kojève, and Sartre. It informs his analysis of racism and colonialism, négritude and the veil, language and culture, disalienation and decolonization, and it underpins his reflections on Martinique, Algeria, the Caribbean, Africa, the Third World, and the world at large. Gavin Arnall traces an internal division throughout Fanon’s work between two distinct modes of thinking about change. He contends that there are two Fanons: a dominant Fanon who conceives of change as a dialectical process of becoming and a subterranean Fanon who experiments with an even more explosive underground theory of transformation. Arnall offers close readings of Fanon’s entire oeuvre, from canonical works like Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth to his psychiatric papers and recently published materials, including his play, Parallel Hands. Speaking both to scholars and to the continued vitality of Fanon’s ideas among today’s social movements, this book offers a rigorous and profoundly original engagement with Fanon that affirms his importance in the effort to bring about radical change.
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What Fanon Said

Fanon is here using the familiar and diminutive tu and toi instead of vous to stress, through belittling, the object of his condemnation. 4. Hussein Abdilahi Bulhan, Frantz Fanon and the Psychology of Oppression (New York: Plenum, ...

Author: Lewis R. Gordon

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823266104

Category: Philosophy

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Antiblack racism avows reason is white while emotion, and thus supposedly unreason, is black. Challenging academic adherence to this notion, Lewis R. Gordon offers a portrait of Martinican-turned-Algerian revolutionary psychiatrist and philosopher Frantz Fanon as an exemplar of “living thought” against forms of reason marked by colonialism and racism. Working from his own translations of the original French texts, Gordon critically engages everything in Fanon from dialectics, ethics, existentialism, and humanism to philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and political theory as well as psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Gordon takes into account scholars from across the Global South to address controversies around Fanon’s writings on gender and sexuality as well as political violence and the social underclass. In doing so, he confronts the replication of a colonial and racist geography of reason, allowing theorists from the Global South to emerge as interlocutors alongside northern ones in a move that exemplifies what, Gordon argues, Fanon represented in his plea to establish newer and healthier human relationships beyond colonial paradigms.
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