Living Fanon: Global Perspectives

Paperback | June 15, 2011

EditorNigel Gibson

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The Martiniquean-born, French-educated, Algerian revolutionary Frantz Fanon has influenced generations of activists and scholars. Nearly fifty years after his untimely death (in 1961), Fanon’s life’s work continues to be debated and discussed around the world. Over the past five years, for example, new translations and editions of his writings have appeared in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. This book is an event: an international, interdisciplinary collection of debates and interventions by leading scholars and intellectuals from Africa, Europe, and the United States. The perspectives are theoretical and practical, philosophical and historical, engaging psychoanalytic theories and practices, issues of identity and sexuality to contemporary postcolonial politics and from cultural criticism to urban planning and conceptions of space.

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The Martiniquean-born, French-educated, Algerian revolutionary Frantz Fanon has influenced generations of activists and scholars. Nearly fifty years after his untimely death (in 1961), Fanon’s life’s work continues to be debated and discussed around the world. Over the past five years, for example, new translations and editions of his ...

Nigel C. Gibson is the Director of the Honors Program at Emerson College. He is one of the leading scholars of the work of Frantz Fanon, and the author of Fanonian Practices in South Africa: From Steve Biko to Abahlali baseMjondolo (2011), Rethinking Fanon: The Continuing Dialogue (1999), Fanon: The Postcolonial Imagination (2003), an...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230114970

ISBN - 13:9780230114975

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Living Fanon--Nigel C. Gibson * Requiem on a Life Well Lived: In Memory of Fanon--Lewis R. Gordon * Frantz Fanon and Abane Ramdane: Brief Encounter in the Algerian Revolution--Beläid Abane * Fanon and the Possibility of Postcolonial Critical Imagination--Ato Sekyi-Otu * Notes from the underground, Fanon, Africa and the poetics of the Real--Miguel Mellino * Reflections on Fanon and Petrification--Douglas Ficek * The Great White Error and the Great Black Mirage: Frantz Fanon’s Critical Philosophy of Race--Robert Bernasconi * The times and spaces of (de-)colonization: Fanon’s counter-colonialism, then and now--Stefan Kipfer * Rupture and New Beginning in Fanon:Elements for a Genealogy of Postcolonial Critique--Matthieu Renault * Fanon and the Biopolitics of Torture: Contextualizing Psychological Practices as Tools of War--Lou Turner * Fanon, 50 years later: Resisting the Air of Our Present Time--Alice Cherki * Fanon and the Women of the Colonies Against the White Man’s Burden--Seloua Luste Boulbina * The Emergence of the Subject in Politics: Some Reflections on the Algerian Situation and on the Work of Frantz Fanon--Karima Lazali * Wretchedness--Grant Farred * Fanon and the Land Question in (Post) Apartheid South Africa--Mabogo Percy More * The Nation and its Politics: Fanon, emancipatory nationalism and political sequences--Michael Neocosmos * Of Force, Power, and Will:  Rousseau and Fanon on Democratic Legitimacy--Jane Anna Gordon * Fanon and Political Will--Peter Hallward * Fidelity to Fanon--Richard Pithouse

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'Bringing together a substantial and much-needed range of international writers, Nigel C. Gibson's volume contains a range of perspectives on Fanon's legacy. The global nature of these essays is a substantial step forward from the previous collections of essays on Fanon and does much to redress the omnipresence of western perspectives in discussions of his work.'—Excursions   "Nigel C. Gibson and the other contributors shed a truly original and comprehensive light on the works of Frantz Fanon. This book is extremely important for anyone wishing to understand the thinking and action of Fanon in its various aspects. With rigor and an impressive knowledge of man and his work, the contributors offer the reader a highly commendable synthesis of the thinking and the struggles of Frantz Fanon which is very topical." - Mireille Fanon-Mendès-France, President, Foundation Frantz Fanon   "In memory of Fanon, this collection of studies is the story of a subject in politics and imagination. It reclaims a passion and reinstates it in the full ambiguity of its message as both the saga of a militant and a lesson from a twentieth-century period. Fanon's chronicle sanctions an intellectual bridge between the practice of disciplines and that of alienated feelings in today's global world. This is a major statement in Fanon studies." - V.Y. Mudimbe, Duke University   "Nigel C. Gibson, who is arguably one of the leading Frantz Fanon scholars in the world, has assembled a volume that cogently and accessibly illustrates Fanon's continued relevance fifty years after his untimely death. With chapters that explore Fanon's contributions to psychology, philosophy, history, political science, critical pedagogy, critical race theory, feminist theory, and postcolonial theory, Living Fanon goes far to conceptually capture and resuscitate what remains truly distinctive about Fanon's critical theory and praxis - that is, its insurgent intersectionality and interdisciplinarity. In short, Living Fanon discursively demonstrates that - intellectually, politically, and spiritually speaking - even in death Fanon is still valiantly fighting on behalf of the wretched of the earth. Fanon Lives!" - Reiland Rabaka, author of Forms of Fanonism, Against Epistemic Apartheid, and Africana Critical Theory