Saturday, 25 June 2011

Frantz Fanon and the Psychology of Oppression, by Hussein Abdilahi Bulhan

Few human encounters are exempt from oppression of one kind or another. Whether this oppression is based on race, national origin, class, gender, age, religious belief, political stance, or physical handicap, each of us, depending on circumstance, becomes either victim or perpetrator of this condition.

Illuminating and reinterpreting the work of the revolutionary black psychiatrist Frantz Fanon, Bulhan focuses on the psychology of racism from historical and contemporary perspectives. In accordance with the Fanonian outlook, the author's writing is neither dispassionate nor neutral; rather, he comes to close grips with the subject, bringing new life to Fanon's work and suggesting alternative priorities and orientations to establishment psychology. In addition, Bulhan offers new directions for social reconstruction and self-reconstitution.

Plenum Publishing corporation, New York
ISBN 0-306-41950-5

Frantz Fanon and the Psychology of Oppression - Hussein Abdilahi Bulhan