• Black Skin, White Masks
  • Black Skin, White Masks
  • Black Skin, White Masks
ISBN: 0802143008
EAN13: 9780802143006
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 1, 2008
Pages: 206
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 8.2" L x 5.4" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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.

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   wait for the movie(ha ha)
There are some good reads and some bad reads. getting through the first two chapters was akin to listening to the worst lecturer you have ever heard droning on and on! The writer of the story, Frank Trejo, said the plot thickened when the Vatican asked Hamdi to resign.
 
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   Great Social Science
Although not as powerful as some of Fanon's other works, this still places black individuals as actors in a white world. In doing so, Fanon highlights the inherent challenges and greater social outcomes of social change.
 
5
   Things to make you go...hmmm...
I'm a realist, so I tend to support realism that is laced with facts, Raymond said. The blow will be so powerful it will completely over your head. Thanks for the book!
 
4
   Sadly, this book is still relevant in the 21st Century
Although it has the trappings of a philosphys book, the overly flowery speech of the original French, it sadly tells some truths that are still relative in 2017 about how blacks in the Western Hemisphere are descendants of those brought here during the TransAtlanatic Slave Trade, regardless of if they ended up in Anglophone, Francphone, or Hispanphone nations. Race relations and human rights have come a long way since Franzt Fanon wrote his magnum opus, but some of the sociological and psychological dynamics have not changed as the laws have.
 
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   Meandering, Disjointed, and Over-Cogitated
The upshot of this book is that the pathologies found in the black population or colonized populations can be blamed on the colonizers or the dominant group. Yes, I do. At some point, the oppressed groups must take responsibility for their own conditions and actions, he said.
 
5
   great book
I recommend that every American read this book. The key to harmony is understanding, Raymond said.
 
5
   This was a graduate thesis!
Imagine how useful academia could be if this kind of writing was accepted at the doctoral level, said Dr. Cara Frey, director of the division of Germanic studies at the University of Nottingham. This paper deals with the problem of solving it with plausible solutions. Not all that seriously, or even 99% of all academic writing in sociology, literature, the art, comparative literature, and anthropology hold as a gold standard today. today you must obfuscate your pointless observations with academic jargon, and fighting racism by supporting a new way of talking, he said.
 
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   Not for me
Overall, I did not like this book. It was a total mockery of the English language, said Dr. Goin, who added: "The whole thing was a parody." I finished it hoping it would come together at the end but finished feeling just as confused as when I started.
 
1
   Awful
Writer randomly skips from one topic to another without any flow. One reviewer said it was a "poor translation," and another called it "a total mockery of justice." I couldn't get past the first 10 pages.
 
5
   Rich read in a thin text!
Great read, said Dr. Chester Floyd, director of the university's forensic medicine program. The book itself is a sort of soft texture at the touch which I like because I never cared for stuff that bends or doesn't bend. It's great to hear from people who have used it.
 
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