Black Soul, White Artifact: Fanon's Clinical Psychology and Social Theory / Edition 1

Black Soul, White Artifact: Fanon's Clinical Psychology and Social Theory / Edition 1

by Jock McCulloch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521520258

ISBN-13: 9780521520256

Pub. Date: 05/16/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The death of Frantz Fanon at the age of thirty-six robbed the African revolution of its leading intellectual and moral force. His death also cut short one of the most extraordinary intellectual careers in contemporary political thought. Fanon was a political psychologist whose approach to revolutionary theory was grounded in his psychiatric practice. During his

Overview

The death of Frantz Fanon at the age of thirty-six robbed the African revolution of its leading intellectual and moral force. His death also cut short one of the most extraordinary intellectual careers in contemporary political thought. Fanon was a political psychologist whose approach to revolutionary theory was grounded in his psychiatric practice. During his years in Algeria he published clinical studies on the behaviour of violent patients, the role of culture in the development of illness and the function of the psychiatric hospital as a social milieu. These papers illuminate Fanon's political theory, expose weaknesses in his concept of political consciousness and liberation, and contain a 'secret history' explaining the tide of revolutionary movements in the Third World.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521520256
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/16/2002
Edition description:
First Paperback Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The three paradigms: negritude, ethnopsychiatry and African socialism; 2. Negritude; 3. Ethnopsychiatry and the psychopathology of colonialism: Fanon's account of colonised man in 'Black Skin White Masks'; 4. From psychiatric practice to political theory; 5. Culture and personality; 6. Class conflict and the liberation of Africa; 7. The failed revolution; 8. The neo-colonial state; 9. Towards a critique of Fanon's class analysis; 10. Conclusion; Appendixes; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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