Feb 17, 2020
Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades
Posted by Peter Hudis

Few figures loom as large in the intellectual history of revolution and postcolonialism than Frantz Fanon An intellectual who devoted his life to activism, he utilized his deep knowledge of psychology and philosophy in the service of the movement for democratic participation and political sovereignty in his native Martinique and around the world With FranzFanon, PeterFew figures loom as large in the intellectual history of revolution and postcolonialism than Frantz Fanon An intellectual who devoted his life to activism, he utilized his deep knowledge of psychology and philosophy in the service of the movement for democratic participation and political sovereignty in his native Martinique and around the world With FranzFanon, Peter Hudis presents a penetrating critical biography of the activist s life and work Countering the prevailing belief that Fanon s contributions to modern thought can be wholly defined by an advocacy of violence, Hudis presents his work instead as an integrated whole, showing that its nuances and thus its importance can only be appreciated in light of Fanon s efforts to fuse philosophical theory and actual practice By taking seriously Fanon s philosophical and psychological contributions, as well as his political activism, Hudis presents a powerful and perceptive new view of the man and his achievement This brief, richly perceptive introduction to Fanon will give new force to his ideas, his life, and his example for people engaged in radical political theory and taking action against oppression around the world today.

  • Title: Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades
  • Author: Peter Hudis
  • ISBN: 9780745336305
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Frantz Fanon Philosopher of the Barricades Few figures loom as large in the intellectual history of revolution and postcolonialism than Frantz Fanon An intellectual who devoted his life to activism he utilized his deep knowledge of psychology

    Eddie S.

    Solid book about the life of Frantz Fanon Gives the average person a clear understanding of what Fanon stood for His most celebrated work Black Skin, White Masks was a masterpiece that gave the oppressed a reason to fight, rather than conform to colonialism ideals Excellent piece of work Very well written and researched.


    Shane Hopkinson

    At about 200 pages this is about the best book on Fanon s life and work out there Peter Hudis, writing out of the Marxist humanist tradition, uses that to frame the relevance of Fanon, seeing the spectre of Fanon in the Black Lives Matter movement, imperialist wars in the Middle East, political Islam and the New Jim Crow For him what makes Fanon one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century is his persistent effort to bring to the surface the quest for a new humanity in the social strugg [...]


    Warrick

    very interesting though impersonal account of the life of FF nothing about wife and kids etc which do go to make a life lots of detail about his writing and philosophy though



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