Frantz Fanon: Conflicts and Feminisms

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Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 122 pages
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Frantz Fanon: Conflicts and Feminisms represents a bold examination of previous feminist criticisms of Fanon and argues that Fanon's writings on women and resistance provide the formative kernels of a liberating praxis for women existing under colonial and neocolonial oppression. Fanon's analyses of the Negro and Language, his critique of the novelist Mayotte Capecia, and his views on the condition of Algerian women figure prominently in this study. Sharpley-Whiting skillfully brings together approaches from a broad range of academic fields, including critical race theory, literary and cultural criticism, and psychoanalysis as she assesses the relevance of Fanon's theories of oppression to a feminist politics of resistance.

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Contents

One Fanon Conflicts Feminisms
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Two Fanon and Capecia
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Three Colonialism Nationalism and Fundamen
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About the author (1998)

T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting is assistant professor of French and African American Studies at Purdue University. She is the author of Black Female Bodies, White Male Imaginations: Nineteenth-Century French Narratives on Black Femininity and co-editor of Spoils of War: Women of Color, Cultures, and Revolution (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997) and Frantz Fanon: A Critical Reader.

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