Black Skin, White Masks

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Grove Press, 2008 - Psychology - 206 pages
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Few modern voices have had as profound an impact on the black identity and critical race theory as Frantz Fanon, andBlack Skin, White Masks represents some of his most important work. Fanon’s masterwork is now available in a new translation that updates its language for a new generation of readers.
A major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial, and black consciousness movements around the world,Black Skin, White Masks is the unsurpassed study of the black psyche in a white world. Hailed for its scientific analysis and poetic grace when it was first published in 1952, the book remains a vital force today from one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history.
 

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A very good read. This the first book I have read written by Fanon. I would have loved to read it earlier in my life. Fanon made the correct analysis when he wrote this book.

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A seminal work.

Contents

THE BLACK MAN AND LANGUAGE
1
THE WOMAN OF COLOR AND THE WHITE MAN
24
THE MAN OF COLOR AND THE WHITE WOMAN
45
THE SOCALLED DEPENDENCY COMPLEX OF THE COLONIZED
64
THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF THE BLACK MAN
89
THE BLACK MAN AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
120
THE BLACK MAN AND RECOGNITION
185
B The Black Man and Hegel
191
BY WAY OF CONCLUSION
198
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Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) was born in Martinique and studied medicine in France, specializing in psychiatry. Sent to a hospital in Algeria, he found his sympathies turning toward the Algerian Nationalist movement, which he later joined. He is considered one of the most important theorists of the African struggle for independence.

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