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Fanon's politics of culture: the colonial situation and its extension

By Stephan Feuchtwang

Abstract

The idea of cultural resistance has been taken up in combative analysis of metropolitan racist situations. It is a legacy from analyses by combatants in anti-colonial struggles. Fanon's were among the most searching of such analyses. His writings indicate an unusual concept of culture and of a people. The concept is at the same time of a political subject and of a the formation and direction of psychic energies. What he wrote on violence and counter-violence should not be abstracted from his concepts of culture and its colonial situation. That situation as it is described in Fanon's writings and then the concept of culture and people are elaborated and then extended so that their application to metropolitan racism can be tried

Topics: GN Anthropology
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 1985
DOI identifier: 10.1080/03085148500000024
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:21161
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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