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    Imperative of the Now - Grant Farred

    Fanon’s Two Memories - John E. Drabinski

    No Need for an Apology: Fanon’s Untimely Critique of Political Consciousness - Gerard Aching

    A Wholly Other Time? Fanon, the Revolutionary, and the Question of Organization - Nigel C. Gibson

    “Concerning Violence”: Frantz Fanon’s Rebel Intellectual in Search of a Black Cyborg - Joy James

    Occupying Reality: Fanon Reading Hegel - Alfred J. López

    The Langue of the Damned: Fanon and the Remnants of Europe - Miguel Mellino

    “The Open Door of Every Consciousness” - Richard Pithouse

    The Fanonian Specter in Palestine: Suicide Bombing and the Final Colonial War - Matthew Abraham

    Concerning Maoism: Fanon, Revolutionary Violence, and Postcolonial India - Priyamvada Gopal

    The Lumpenproletariat, the Subaltern, the Mental Asylum - Ranjana Khanna

    “Nostalgeria”: Derrida, before and after Fanon - Grant Farred

    Afterword: Impossible Divisions - Simon Morgan Wortham


    Labor in China: A New Politics of Struggle

    The Labor Question in China: Apple and Beyond - Ralph Litzinger

    The Spatial Politics of Labor in China: Life, Labor, and a New Generation of Migrant Workers - Ngai Pun and Jenny Chan

    Reflections on Labor in China: From a Moment to a Movement - Tim Pringle

    Labor Politics under Three Stages of Chinese Capitalism - Ho-fung Hung


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  • Description

    This collection of essays marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Frantz Fanon’s classic study of anticolonial struggle, The Wretched of the Earth. Scholars explore the relevance of Fanon’s work for current modes of psychoanalysis, postcolonial theory, and political thought. One contributor reposes a classic question of postcolonial scholarship: what does it mean for a colonial Caribbean man to practice a Continental intellectual tradition? Others identify Fanon’s experiences working at a mental institution in colonial French Algeria as a powerful influence on his psychoanalytic perspective. This issue revitalizes Fanon’s canonical status as Third World theorist by asserting that the main imperatives of Fanon’s work remain as urgent as ever: combating the psychic and physical violence of colonialism, achieving real forms of liberation for colonized peoples, and ending the degradation of people of color.

    Contributors: Matthew Abraham, Gerard Aching, John E. Drabinski, Grant Farred, Nigel C. Gibson, Priyamvada Gopal, Joy James, Ranjana Khanna, Alfred J. López, Miguel Mellino, Simon Morgan Wortham, Richard Pithouse

    Grant Farred is Professor of Africana Studies and English at Cornell University. He is the former editor of the South Atlantic Quarterly and the author, most recently, of Long Distance Love: A Passion for Football.

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