Monday, 20 June 2011

Nigel Gibson: Living Fanon - Global Perspectives

The Martiniquean-born, French-educated, Algerian revolutionary Frantz Fanon has influenced generations of activists and scholars. Nearly fifty years after his untimely death (in 1961), Fanon’s life’s work continues to be debated and discussed around the world. Over the past five years, for example, new translations and editions of his writings have appeared in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. This book is an event: an international, interdisciplinary collection of debates and interventions by leading scholars and intellectuals from Africa, Europe, and the United States.
The perspectives are theoretical and practical, philosophical and historical, engaging psychoanalytic theories and practices, issues of identity and sexuality to contemporary postcolonial politics and from cultural criticism to urban planning and conceptions of space.


Living Fanon; N.C.Gibson
Requiem on a Life Well Lived: In Memory of Fanon; L.R.Gordon
Frantz Fanon and Abane Ramdane: Brief Encounter in the Algerian Revolution; B.Abane
Fanon and the Possibility of Postcolonial Critical Imagination; A.Sekyi-Out
Notes from the Underground, Fanon, Africa and the Poetics of the Real; M.Mellino
Reflections on Fanon and Petrification; D.Ficek
The Great White Error and the Great Black Mirage: Frantz Fanon's Critical Philosophy of Race; R.Bernasconi
The Times and Spaces of (de-)Colonization: Fanon's Counter-Colonialism, Then and Now; S.Kipfer
Rupture and New Beginning in Fanon: Elements for a Genealogy of Postcolonial Critique; M.Renault
Fanon and the Biopolitics of Torture: Contextualizing Psychological Practices as Tools of War; L.Turner
Fanon, 50 Years Later: Resisting the Air of Our Present Time; A.Cherki
Fanon and the Women of the Colonies Against the White Man's Burden; S.Luste Boulbina
The Emergence of the Subject in Politics: Some Reflections on the Algerian Situation and on the Work of Frantz Fanon; K.Lazali
Wretchedness; G.Farred
Fanon and the Land Question in (Post) Apartheid South Africa; M.Percy More
The Nation and its Politics: Fanon, Emancipatory Nationalism and Political Sequences; M.Neocosmos
Of Force, Power, and Will: Rousseau and Fanon on Democratic Legitimacy; J.A.Gordon
Fanon and Political Will; P.Hallward
Fidelity to Fanon; R.Pithouse 

About the Editor

Nigel C. Gibson is the Director of the Honors Program at Emerson College. He is one of the leading scholars of the work of Frantz Fanon, and the author of Fanonian Practices in South Africa: From Steve Biko to Abahlali baseMjondolo (2011), Rethinking Fanon: The Continuing Dialogue (1999), Fanon: The Postcolonial Imagination (2003), and Biko Lives!: Contesting the Legacies of Steve Biko (Palgrave, 2008).