Frantz Fanon notes

Frantz Fanon notes - o Colonization of the psyche...

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English 111 March.22.10 Lecture: Frantz Fanon (Black Skin, White Masks) He is very much engaged in academic discussion, does not seem to have a set audience It is a literary criticism, psychoanalysis, philosophy Notice use of “we” throughout the book-- we as black people? Him and the reader? o He only switches to using “I” in chapter 5 Themes/ideas o White supremacy Whiteness= privileged, something to aspire to--it is still relevant today Whiteness=power, literacy, happiness
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Unformatted text preview: o Colonization of the psyche Internalization of white supremacy Feelings of inferiority as a result of colonization and oppression o Depersonalization Process in which your own objectification is understood o Violence/ resistance Is a way of freeing the mind from the complexes of colonialism instills in the mind o White Mask Filter on the way the world sees you Black ppl are judged on their degree of assimilation: aka their white masks...
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