Black Skin, White Masks

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/10/2008
  • Publisher: Grove Press

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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.

Author Biography

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

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. xi
The Black Man and Languagep. 1
The Woman of Color and the White Manp. 24
The Man of Color and the White Womanp. 45
The So-Called Dependency Complex of the Colonizedp. 64
The Lived Experience of the Black Manp. 89
The Black Man and Psychopathologyp. 120
The Black Man and Recognitionp. 185
The Black Man and Adlerp. 185
The Black Man and Hegelp. 191
By Way of Conclusionp. 198
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