Frantz Fanon and the Psychology of Oppression / Edition 1by Hussein Abdilahi Bulhan
Pub. Date: 05/31/2004
Publisher: Springer US
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.
Table of ContentsI Overview of Biography and History.- 1 Quest for Paradigm: An Introduction.- 2 Fanon’s Background and Development.- 3 The Amnesia of Euro-American Psychology.- II Psychology, Medicine, and Domination.- 4 Fanon and Eurocentric Psychology.- 5 Colonial Research and Medicine.- 6 Master and Slave Paradigms.- III Types of Violence and Forms of Death.- 7 Violence and Manichean Psychology.- 8 Structural Violence and Premature Death.- 9 Psychopathology and Oppression.- IV Praxis and Social Therapy.- 10 Fanon and Colonial Psychiatry.- 11 Revolutionary Psychiatry of Fanon.- 12 Toward a Psychology of Liberation.- Select References.- Select Bibliography.
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