Fanon: A Critical Reader / Edition 1

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The wide range of disciplines represented here enables the volume to stand as a contextualizing work in Fanon studies. It contains new original essays on Africana philosophy, the human sciences, dialectical humanism, women of color studies, neocolonial and postcolonial studies, violence, and tragedy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557868961
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/9/1996
  • Series: Blackwell Critical Reader Series , #3
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.19 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Lewis R. Gordon teaches philosophy and African American studies at Purdue University. He is author of Fanon and the Crisis of European Man: An Essay on Philosophy and the Human Sciences (1995) and Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism (1995), as well as editor of Existence in Black: An Anthology of Black Existential Philosophy (1996) and co-editor of Black Texts and Black Textuality: Constructing and de-constructing Blackness.

T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting teaches French and African American Studies at Purdue University. She is co-editor of Spoils of War: Women, Cultures, Revolutions and author of Black Female Bodies, White Male Imaginations: Nineteenth-Century French Narratives on Black Femininity.

Renée T. White teaches sociology and African American Studies at Purdue University. She is co-editor of Black Texts and Black Textuality and Spoils of War. She is also completing her first book, New Sexual Identities: Black Teenage Women and Sex in the AIDS Era.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Note on the Text
Introduction: Five Stages of Fanon Studies 1
1 Fanon, Oppression, and Resentment: The Black Experience in the United States 11
2 Perspectives of Du Bois and Fanon on the Psychology of Oppression 24
3 Racism and Objectification: Reflections on Themes from Fanon 35
4 Fanon's Body of Black Experience 53
5 The Black and the Body Politic: Fanon's Existential Phenomenological Critique of Psychoanalysis 74
6 To Cure and to Free: The Fanonian Project of "Decolonized Psychiatry" 85
7 Revolutionary Theory: Sociological Dimensions of Fanon's Sociologie d'une revolution 100
8 Casting the Slough: Fanon's New Humanism for a New Humanity 113
9 Fanon, Sartre, and Identity Politics 122
10 On the Difference between the Hegelian and Fanonian Dialectic of Lordship and Bondage 134
11 Anti-black Femininity and Mixed-race Identity: Engaging Fanon to Reread Capecia 155
12 Violent Women: Surging into Forbidden Quarters 163
13 To Conquer the Veil: Woman as Critique of Liberalism 170
14 In/Visibility and Super/Vision: Fanon on Race, Veils, and Discourses of Resistance 179
15 Public (Re)Memory, Vindicating Narratives, and Troubling Beginnings: Toward a Critical Postcolonial Psychoanalytical Theory 203
16 Fanon, African and Afro-Caribbean Philosophy 220
17 Fanon and the Contemporary Discourse of African Philosophy 244
18 On the Misadventures of National Consciousness: A Retrospect on Frantz Fanon's Gift to Prophecy 255
19 Jammin' the Airwaves and Tuning into the Revolution: The Dialectics of the Radio in L'An V de la revolution algerienne 273
20 Fanon on the Role of Violence in Liberation: A Comparison with Gandhi and Mandela 283
21 Fanon's Tragic Revolutionary Violence 297
Afterword: "Bread and Land": Frantz Fanon's "Native Intellectual" 309
Bibliography 312
Index 334
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