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Fanon for Beginners

Deborah Wyrick

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ISBN 10: 8125024743 / ISBN 13: 9788125024743
Published by Orient Longman, 2003
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Contents: 1. Who is Frantz Fanon? 2. Black skin, white masks. 3. A dying colonialism. 4. The wretched of the earth. 5. Fanon's influence. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. "Philosopher, psychoanalyst, politician, propagandist, prophetaalthough difficult to categorize, Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) is one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century and one of our most powerful writers on race and revolution. "Fanon for Beginners provides a clear, detailed introduction to the life and work of the man Jean Paul Sartre called the voice of the Third World. "The book opens with a biography, following Fanon from his birthplace in Martinique, through combat in World War II and education in France, to his heroic involvement in the fight for Algerian independence and African decolonization. After a brief discussion of Fanon's political and cultural influences, the main section of the book covers the three principal stages of Fanon's thought: +The search for black identity, as presented in black skin, white masks, the stunning diagnosis of racism that Fanon wrote while he was studying medicine and psychoanalysis; +The struggle against colonialism, as explained in a dying colonialism and toward the African revolution, essays Fanon produced when he was actively engaged in Algeria' s war of independence; +The process of decolonization, as analyzed in the wretched of the earth, the book that extended insights gained in Algeria to Africa and the Third World. "During his short lifetime, fanon accomplished a great deal, including writing books that have sold millions 184 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 46485

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Title: Fanon for Beginners

Publisher: Orient Longman

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:As New

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The documentary comic books of the for beginners series deal with complex and serious subjects they attempt to intimidate and uncomplicated the great ideas and work of great thinkers the movements and concepts dealt with are placed in their historical, political and intellectual contexts the books are painstakingly researched, humorously written and enlivened with classic comic-strip illustrations, photographs, paintings, etc the range of subjects covered is truly vast and varied-malcom x and the new age guru castenanda, shakespeare and foucault, jewish holocaust and arab and israel, structuralism and biology

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