Black Skin, White Masks

Black Skin, White Masks

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Few modern voices have had as profound an impact on the black identity and critical race theory as Frantz Fanon, and Black 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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ISBN-13: 9780802143006
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/10/2008
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 17,476
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

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 and of the psychology of race.

Richard Philcox is the distinguished translator of many works by Caribbean writer Maryse Condé.

Table of Contents

Forewords by Homi Bhabha and Ziauddin Sardar
The Negro & Language
The Woman of Color & the White Man
The Man of Color & the White Woman
The So-Called Dependency Complex of Colonised Peoples
The Fact of Blackness
The Negro & Psychopathology
The Negro & Recognition
By Way of Conclusion

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