Frantz Fanon And The Future Of Cultural Politics: Finding Something Different by Anthony C. AlessandriniFrantz Fanon And The Future Of Cultural Politics: Finding Something Different by Anthony C. Alessandrini

Frantz Fanon And The Future Of Cultural Politics: Finding Something Different

byAnthony C. Alessandrini

Paperback | November 30, 2016

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This book focuses on a reading of Frantz Fanon's work and life, asking how the work of a revolutionary writer such as Fanon might be best appropriated for contemporary political and cultural issues. Separate chapters introduce Fanon's life and examine the question of Fanon as our contemporary; review the field of "Fanon studies" that has grown up around his work; bring Fanon into conversation with the critical contemporary figures Edward Said, Michel Foucault, Jamaica Kincaid, and Paul Gilroy; and turn to Fanon's work to think through the contemporary popular uprisings that have come to be known as the "Arab Spring." The book concludes by arguing that a re-evaluation of Fanon's life and work can provide us with a particular set of lessons about solidarity, lessons that are crucial for the contemporary political struggles that face us today and that will continue to confront us in the future. Finding Something Different: Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics is inspired by Fanon's unsparing struggle against the depredations of racism and colonialism, and his lifelong commitment to finding something different.
Anthony C. Alessandrini is associate professor of English at Kingsborough Community College and the Master of Arts program in Middle Eastern Studies at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York.
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Title:Frantz Fanon And The Future Of Cultural Politics: Finding Something DifferentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 9.01 × 5.96 × 0.88 inPublished:November 30, 2016Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739198394

ISBN - 13:9780739198391

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Table of Contents

ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Fanon Now1 Reading Fanon Anti-Piously: On the Need to Appropriate2 The Struggle Within Humanism: Fanon and Said3 The Humanism Effect: Fanon, Foucault, and Ethics without Subjects4 The Futures of Postcolonial Criticism: Fanon and Kincaid5 "Enough of This Scandal": Reading Gilroy through Fanon, or Who Comes After "Race"?6 "Any Decolonization Is a Success": Fanon and the African SpringConclusion: Singularity and Solidarity: Fanonian FuturesNotesBibliographyIndexAbout the Author

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Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics: Finding Something Different is an important new book. . . .[A] remarkable work of scholarship . . . [I]t is a deep consideration of the very project of postcolonial criticism and theory.