by Blake T. Hilton, Journal of Scientific Psychology, December 2011
The French psychiatrist Frantz Fanon was a prominent psychological analyst of
oppression during the 20th century, focusing his work predominantly on the
oppression of the black Antillean as well as the Arab of Algeria. This article
asserts the congruence of the psychological effects of French and U.S.
colonialism, thus providing a cogent route to the application of Fanon’s
theories. This article provides a breviloquent biography of Fanon’s life to
afford insight to the development of his theories, and furnishes a review of his
relevant literature. In an attempt to unveil the guises of oppression endured by
the Native American, an historical account of distinctive illustrations of
Native American oppression is conjointly incorporated. Based on Fanon’s
theories, the etiology of several mental illnesses present in the modern Native
American population is suggested to be unresolved grief from oppression.
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