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Fanon’s Dialectic of Experience

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$45.50 • £36.95 • €41.00

ISBN 9780674294400

Publication Date: 01/01/1997


288 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Abbreviations for Works by Frantz Fanon
  • Prologue
  • 1. Rereading Fanon
    • Postindependence Hermeneutics
    • Narrative as Dialectic
    • Dialectic as Politics
  • 2. Immediate Knowledge
    • History as Antidialectic
    • Aristotle as Witness
    • Antidialectic as Space
    • Struggles over the “Dividing Line”
    • The Dividing Line as the “Divided Line”
  • 3. Bewildering Enlightenment
    • Narrative, Catastasis, Dialectic
    • “The Weary Road toward Rational Knowledge”
    • Baneful Inconsequence? The Life History of the “National Bourgeoisie”
  • 4. Political Judgment
    • The Ambiguity of Exclusion
    • Reprieve of Prodigal Reason
    • Allegories of Appropriation
    • Woman the Measure
  • Epilogue: The Record and the Vision
  • Notes
  • Index

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