Frantz Fanon and the Psychology of Oppression (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 31, 1985 - Medical - 299 pages
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This is a biography of Frantz Fanon. It presents an absorbing and careful ac count of several impressive themes. First is the review and assessment of Fanon's life. Second is a theory of psychology, by the author, which will aug ment and prove useful to theorists and practitioners who focus on Third World people. And lastly there is a broad and systematic integration of many areas of scholarship including philosophy, anthropology, political science, history, so ciology, mythology, public health, and economics. Bulhan's writing is lucid, creative, and persuasive. It demonstrates that all these scholarly areas must be handled with erudition in order to build a baseline for understanding both Fanon and the psychology of oppression. Readers of Fanon will be familiar with the psychology of oppression which he presented so forcefully. How life events and experiences led to the formula tion of this psychology is the chief emphasis of the author. Yet the book also gives scintillating clinical proof that Fanon made many other significant con tributions to his field. He was an outstanding and dedicated physician as well as a philosopher and political activist.
  

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Fanon's life and work surrounded the psychological aspects of the oppression and manipulation of Africans and other colonized peoples. He was a devote fighter for Liberation and to a lesser degree Marxism. While the book is not actually written by Fanon, and the author's preoccupation with an ethnocentric view of Fanon's work is clear, it is a good overview. Fanon's work extends to the majority of the working class today, their "wage-slavery," and struggle with the oppression of the Capitalist class dominating their lives.
Large book, but easy to understand and read.
Derrik Josef Von Engel, MA
 

Contents

An Introduction
3
Fanon s Background and Development
15
From Negrohood to Negritude
23
From Negritude to Revolutionary Praxis
30
CHAPTER 3
37
Factors Alcohol and Gunpowder
44
WASP and Jewish Trends in Psychology
53
CHAPTER 4
63
Fanons Theory of Violence
137
Fanon and Violence Revisited
144
CHAPTER 8
155
Violence in South Africa
166
Inevitable or Preventable?
175
CHAPTER 9
179
CHAPTER 10
207
Fanon and Blidaoinville Hospital
214

CHAPTER 5
81
Medicine and Conquest
88
Fanon and Colonial Medicine
94
CHAPTER 6
101
Mannonis Master and Slave
107
Fanons Master and Slave
113
CHAPTER 7
131
CHAPTER 11
227
Psychiatry for Social Liberation
233
Psychiatry for Psychological Liberation
240
CHAPTER 12
251
Select References
279
Select Bibliography
289
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