Frantz Fanon's Black skin, white masks : new interdisciplinary essays / Max Silverman, editor.

Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2005.
xii, 184 pages ; 23 cm


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  • "First published in 1952, Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks is one of the most important anti-colonial works of the post-war period. It is both a profound critique of the conscious and unconscious ways in which colonialism brutalises the colonised, and a passionate cry from deep within a black body alienated by the colonial system and in search of liberation from it."
  • "This volume is the first collection of essays specifically devoted to Fanon's text. It offers a wide range of interpretations of the text by leading scholars in a number of disciplines. Chapters deal with Fanon's Martinican heritage, Fanon and Creolism, ideas of race, racism and new humanism, Fanon and Sartre, representations of Blacks and Jews, and the psychoanalysis of race, gender and violence. Contributors offer new ways of reading the text and the volume as a whole is an important contribution to the growing field of Fanon studies."
  • "This book will be essential reading for students and researchers in the areas of postcolonial studies, French and Francophone studies, cultural studies, ethnic and racial studies, politics, literature and psychoanalysis, and all those concerned, like Fanon, with the quest for human freedom."--Jacket
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Adieu foulard, adieu madras / David Macey
  • Where to begin? 'Le commencement' in Peau noire, masques blancs and in creolisation / Françoise Vergès
  • Colonial racisms in the 'metropole' : reading Peau noire, masques blancs in context / Jim House
  • Frantz Fanon and the Black-Jewish imaginary / Bryan Cheyette
  • The European knows and does not know : Fanon's response to Sartre / Robert Bernasconi
  • Reflections on the human question / Max Silverman
  • Children of violence / Vicky Lebeau
  • En moi : Frantz Fanon and René Maran / David Marriott.
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