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Gibson, Nigel C.

Fanon: The Postcolonial Imagination

Gibson, Nigel C. - Fanon: The Postcolonial Imagination, ebook

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Frantz Fanon was a French psychiatrist turned Algerian revolutionary of Martinican origin, and one of the most important and controversial thinkers of the postwar period. A veritable “intellect on fire,” Fanon was a radical thinker with original theories on race, revolution, violence, identity and agency.

This book is an excellent introduction to the ideas and legacy of Fanon. Gibson explores him as a truly complex character in the context of his time and beyond. He argues that for Fanon, theory has a practical task to help change the world. Thus Fanon’s “untidy dialectic,” Gibson contends, is a philosophy of liberation that includes cultural and historical issues and visions of a future society. In a profoundly political sense, Gibson asks us to reevaluate Fanon’s contribution as a critic of modernity and reassess in a new light notions of consciousness, humanism, and social change.

This is a fascinating study that will interest undergraduates and above in postcolonial studies, literary theory, cultural studies, sociology, politics, and social and political theory, as well as general readers.

Keywords: Postcolonial Theory

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2003
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Key Contemporary Thinkers
Page amount
264 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509526758

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