Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Frantz Fanon and Colonialism: A Psychology of Oppression

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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