Frantz Fanon has established a position as a leading anticolonial thinker, through key texts such as Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth. He has influenced the work of thinkers from Edward Said and Homi Bhabha to Paul Gilroy, but his complex work is often misinterpreted as an apology for violence.
This clear, student-friendly guidebook considers Fanon’s key texts and theories, looking at:
Introducing the work of this controversial theorist, Pramod K. Nayar also offers alternative readings, charting Fanon’s influence on postcolonial studies, literary criticism and cultural studies.
Acknowledgements Beginning Fanon Life and Contexts 1. Race and Psychoanalysis 2. On Violence 3. Decolonization 4. A New Humanism? Further Fanon
Routledge Critical Thinkers is designed for students who need an accessible introduction to the key figures in contemporary critical thought. The books provide crucial orientation for further study and equip readers to engage with theorists' original texts.
The volumes in the Routledge Critical Thinkers series place each key theorist in his or her historical and intellectual context and explain:
Featuring extensively annotated guides to further reading, Routledge Critical Thinkers is the first point of reference for any student wishing to investigate the work of a specific theorist.