Black Skin, White Masks

Posted in Books, Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, Monographs, Philosophy on 2011-11-13 17:17Z by Steven

Black Skin, White Masks

Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
September 2008 (Originially published in 1952)
240 pages
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback ISBN-13: 978-0-8021-4300-6

Frantz Fanon

Translated from the French by Richard Philcox

Few modern voices have had as profound an impact on the black identity and critical race theory as Frantz Fanon’s, and Black Skin, White Masks represents some of his most important work. Fanon’s masterwork is now available in a new translation that updates its language for a new generation of readers.

A major influence on civil rights, anticolonial, and black consciousness movements internationally, Black Skin, White Masks is the unsurpassed study of the black psyche in a white world. Hailed for its scientific analysis and poetic grace when it was first published in 1952, the book remains a vital force today from one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history.


  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Chapter One: The Black Man and Language
  • Chapter Two: The Woman of Color and the White Man
  • Chapter Three: The Man of Color and the White Woman
  • Chapter Four: The So-Called Dependency Complex of the Colonized
  • Chapter Five: The Lived Experience of the Black Man
  • Chapter Six: The Black Man and Psycho-pathology
  • Chapter Seven: The Black Man and Recognition
    • A. The Black Man and Adler
    • B. The Black Man and Hegel
  • Chapter Eight:By Way of Conclusion
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