Black Skin, White Masks
In this study, Fanon uses psychoanalysis and psychological theory to explain the feelings of dependency and inadequacy that black people experience in a white world. Originally formulated to combat the oppression of black people, Fanon's insights are now being taken up by other oppressed groups - including feminists - and used in their struggle for cultural and political autonomy. Like Marx, Fanon wanted to change the world as well as to describe it. The sustained influence of his writings realizes this ambition.
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enlightening mind opening and informing
Clever sounding title to a clever sounding book... provided you are satisfied by superficial analogies, less-than-sophisticated writing style and entirely subjective reasoning. For one so determined to see racial prejudice everywhere, it is astounding how insensitive, or plain oblivious, Fanon is in his frequent recourse to other varieties of bigotry. I came across this looking for references for my thesis but I won't get taken seriously if I quote this crap.