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Whither Fanon? : Studies in the Blackness of Being - by David Marriott (Paperback)

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Frantz Fanon may be most known for his more obviously political writings, but in the first instance, he was a clinician, a black Caribbean psychiatrist who had the improbable task of treating disturbed and traumatized North African patients during the wars of decolonization. Investigating and foregrounding the clinical system that Fanon devised in an attempt to intervene against negrophobia and anti-blackness, this book rereads his clinical and political work together, arguing that the two are mutually imbricated. For the first time, Fanon's therapeutic innovations are considered along with his more overtly political and cultural writings to ask how the crises of war affected his practice, informed his politics, and shaped his subsequent ideas. As David Marriott suggests, this combination of the clinical and political involves a psychopolitics that is, by definition, complex, difficult, and perpetually challenging. He details this psychopolitics from two points of view, focusing first on Fanon's sociotherapy, its diagnostic methods and concepts, and second, on Fanon's cultural theory more generally. In our present climate of fear and terror over black presence and the violence to which it gives rise, Whither Fanon? reminds us of Fanon's scandalous actuality and of the continued urgency of his message.

Number of Pages: Xix, 399 pages ;
Genre: Literary Criticism, Philosophy
Sub-Genre: Political, Caribbean + Latin American, American
Series Title: Cultural Memory in the Present
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
Book theme: African American
Author: David Marriott
Language: English
Street Date: June 5, 2018
TCIN: 53532737
UPC: 9781503605725
Item Number (DPCI): 248-78-4622
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