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Frantz Fanon (1925–1961)

Autor(a) de The Wretched of the Earth

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About the Author

Martinique islander by birth and a psychiatrist by training, Franz Fanon is better known as a pan-African revolutionary ideologue. His treatises on colonialism call for revolutionary confrontation with malignant colonial regimes, where necessary on the battlefield, and, more important, for the mostrar mais eradication of the most invidious form of colonialism, namely, colonial mentality. Fanon holds that this mentality prevents the African and the black person everywhere even from being aware of the seriousness of the social and personal deprivations of his or her colonized status. Fanon found his voice when he worked for the Algerian revolutionaries during the Algerian War of Independence against the French. Not only did he become deeply involved in the Algerian struggle, he also emerged as its principal ideologue and formulated his anticolonial writings from the Algerian experience. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Frantz Fanon

The Wretched of the Earth (1961) 4,273 exemplares
Black Skin, White Masks (1952) 2,412 exemplares
A Dying Colonialism (1959) 442 exemplares
Toward the African Revolution (1964) 274 exemplares
Alienation and Freedom (2015) 89 exemplares
Concerning Violence (2008) 51 exemplares
The Fanon Reader (2006) 21 exemplares
Oeuvres (2011) 12 exemplares
Escritos políticos (2019) 11 exemplares
I dannati della terra 8 exemplares
The Fact of Blackness (2015) 5 exemplares

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
African Literature: an anthology of criticism and theory (2007) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Frantz Fanon, psychiatry and politics (2017) — Associated Name — 10 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



This book was interesting but not really enjoyable or powerful. It certainly raised a lot of good points and its anecdotal evidence was meaningful and easy to follow, but it often fell victim to its own style, becoming too conversational yet discussing too serious of a topic. While I understood that Fanon was going for an easy to read, honest book, I feel that Black Skin, White Masks may have taken that concept too far. Also, some of the graphic descriptions were a little awkward...
mrbearbooks | 16 outras críticas | Apr 22, 2024 |
A distinguished psychiatrist from Martinique who took part in the Algerian Nationalist Movement, Frantz Fanon was one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history. Fanon's masterwork is a classic alongside Edward Said's Orientalism or The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
PendleHillLibrary | 29 outras críticas | Mar 22, 2024 |
Black Skin, White Masks is psychologist Frantz Fanon’s analysis of the BlackSkinWhiteMaskspsychological pathologies produced by colonialism, in the West in general and in the French Antilles, in particular. Fanon’s main thesis is that colonialism and racism corrupt the psyche of both blacks and whites, albeit in different ways: “the Negro enslaved by his inferiority [and] the white man enslaved by his superiority alike behave in accordance with a neurotic orientation.”
PendleHillLibrary | 16 outras críticas | Mar 22, 2024 |
This book by Frantz Fanon is relevant today. The context of the book is Algeria and French colonialism, so it is interesting for anyone studying French colonialism in Algeria. However, the lessons are timeless.
Many countries suffered from colonialism and continue to struggle to find their national character in the post-colonial world.
Franz Fanton's writing, while balanced, conceals deep anger. There is anger he directs at the colonialists and towards native people who copy the colonialists and exploit their fellow citizens.
The last chapter, in which he talks about some of the mental problems arising from colonialism, is powerful.
The conclusion calls for his citizens to find themselves and not copy their old masters.
This book is brilliant and relevant today.
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RajivC | 29 outras críticas | Jan 4, 2024 |



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