Black Soul, White Artifact: Fanon's Clinical Psychology and by Jock McCulloch

By Jock McCulloch

The demise of Frantz Fanon on the age of thirty-six robbed the African revolution of its major highbrow and ethical strength. His demise additionally lower brief probably the most outstanding highbrow careers in modern political idea. Fanon used to be a political psychologist whose method of progressive thought was once grounded in his psychiatric perform. in the course of his years in Algeria he released medical stories at the behaviour of violent sufferers, the position of tradition within the improvement of disorder and the functionality of the psychiatric clinic as a social milieu. those papers light up Fanon's political concept, reveal weaknesses in his suggestion of political cognizance and liberation, and include a 'secret historical past' explaining the tide of progressive routine within the 3rd global.

Show description

Read or Download Black Soul, White Artifact: Fanon's Clinical Psychology and Social Theory PDF

Best african-american studies books

White Scholars African American Texts

"Funny, painful, and stressful by way of turns, this positively worthwhile quantity powerfully engages readers in passionate debates concerning the position of the non-African American instructor of African American literature. "-Maureen Reddy, coeditor of Race within the university school room: Pedagogy and Politics What makes somebody an expert?

The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945-1950 (Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies)

Americans on the planet warfare II period received the novels of African American writers in unparalleled numbers. however the names at the books lining cabinets and filling barracks trunks weren't the now-familiar Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison, yet Frank Yerby, Chester Himes, William Gardner Smith, and J. Saunders Redding.

The Negro's Civil War: How American Blacks Felt and Acted During the War for the Union

During this vintage learn, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer James M. McPherson deftly narrates the event of blacks--former slaves and squaddies, preachers, visionaries, medical professionals, intellectuals, and customary people--during the Civil struggle. Drawing on modern journalism, speeches, books, and letters, he offers an eclectic chronicle in their fears and hopes in addition to their crucial contributions to their very own freedom.

Gold Coast Diasporas: Identity, Culture, and Power (Blacks in the Diaspora)

Even though they got here from exact polities and peoples who spoke various languages, slaves from the African Gold Coast have been jointly pointed out by means of Europeans as "Coromantee" or "Mina. " Why those ethnic labels have been embraced and the way they have been used by enslaved Africans to increase new team identities is the topic of Walter C.

Additional info for Black Soul, White Artifact: Fanon's Clinical Psychology and Social Theory

Sample text

For if anything is clear in Kenya, it is that for the Kikuyu at any rate the ancient cultural modes have had their day and it is time to build on new foundations. (p. 21) Carothers concludes that the only solution to the Kikuyu demands lies in the introduction of strong leadership for the African who, like the European adolescent, needs firm guidance (p. 14 In his account of the reasons for Mau-Mau, Carothers dismisses any suggestion that there were social, political or economic grounds motivating the Kikuyu's protest.

But Mannoni is emphatic that there is no constitutional imperative governing the Malagasy's dependence complex. If a Malagasy were brought up in Europe he would exhibit inferiority and not dependence. The cause of the nature of his personality structure lies in the social and psychological environment. Mannoni claimed to have discovered the roots of dependence in the Malagasy's worship of their dead. Because of the authority that resides with the dead, the Malagasy child, unlike his European counterpart, is never able to challenge established authority, and thereby acquire a personal sense of power and responsibility.

The two final factors that contribute to the problems of applying the categories of class analysis concern African traditionalism and the nature of the political and economic relationship between the metropoles and the former colonies. Both radical and conservative science admit the importance of ethnic ties in directing the distribution of goods and services and in determining political behaviour The three paradigms 31 and consciousness. 22 Most elite theorists argue that although such ethnic bonds may not completely exclude class ties they are far more important in the formation of attitudes and behaviour.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.26 of 5 – based on 22 votes