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A Macat Analysis of Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks

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Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks offers a radical analysis of the psychological effects of colonization on the colonized. Born in 1925 on the island of Martinique - at the time a French colony - Fanon witnessed firsthand the abuses of white colonizers and the system's effects on his country. His revulsion was only confirmed later in life when he worked as a psychiatrist in Algeria, another French colony.

Black Skin, White Masks was written in 1952 when Fanon was just 27 years old. The text of his first book is uncompromising, both in form and in argument. It dissects the dehumanizing effects of colonialism by linking socio-economic and psychological analysis of the predicament of colonized people, and demonstrating the important role of the literary imagination in describing and challenging its effects.

Fanon's work played a pivotal role in the civil rights movements of the 1960s and was later taken up by scholars of postcolonialist studies, a discipline that examines the cultural, political, and psychological legacies of colonialism.

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Don't waste money on this!

Incredibly simplistic repetition and vague summary of a complex issues. One of the worst Audible experiences I've had.

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Frantz Fanon Analysis

An awesome audible factual and informative, as well as entertaining. brings you up to the moment. also shows how theory and ideology is present to date. highly recommended.
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Frantz Fanon Analytical Analysis:

I found it to be historically Informative. It provided a wealth of knowledge on the emphasis and de- emphasis on cultural effects post Colonial political Colonization.

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Valuable resource but highly repetitive

If you need to hear the same information 12 times to understand it then this is the study guide for you! Lots of good insights, but this could have been 1/2 the length. Main concepts are restated again and again and again and again. Kind of annoying but still worthwhile.