Black Skin, White Masks

  title={Black Skin, White Masks},
  author={Frantz Fanon},
  journal={My Black Stars},
A major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial, and black consciousness movements around the world, 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. "[Fanon] demonstrates how insidiously the problem of race, of color, connects with a whole range of words and images." -- Robert Coles, The New York Times Book Review 

Feted and Pampered Whiteness in a (Post)colonial Paradise

Drawing on Homi Bhabha’s discussion of the ambivalent stereotype Wilkes examines the packaging and repeated display of the black male body as servitude in representations of the Caribbean. This

Black Skins, Black Masks or “The Return of the White Negro”

This article explores the meanings behind the public personae of two “White Negroes”—Dennis Rodman and RuPaul. It argues that they are examples of blackface minstrelsy in the post-Fordist age. The

Skin memories: On race, love and loss

  • S. Grand
  • Psychology
    Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society
  • 2014
During African-American slavery, the rape of slave women by their masters was ubiquitous. This unrecognized atrocity shaped the US economy and has informed race relations. This history is written

Inside the Mind of a Xenophobe

This chapter argues that in order to understand the so-called xenophobia we need to consider the country’s history of white supremacy, colonialism and virulent white anti-black racism and how a

The Black Experience of New World Coloniality

“Black Metamorphosis,” Sylvia Wynter’s unpublished manuscript of the 1970s, is premised on the idea that the black experience of coloniality is crucial to comprehending the history of the New World.

The Meaning of Faith in the Black Mind in Slavery

perience, Blacks continually found themselves in the position of being characterized, their African culture negated, and their spirituality redefined. During slavery, the Black man sought continually

Slavery in the White Psyche

  • R. Parker
  • Psychology
    Psychoanalytic Social Work
  • 2019
Abstract This article was born out of the hypothesis that slavery—as historical reality, signifier, and symbol—has deep psychological implications for contemporary white Americans. Using data

The White Symbolic of Emily Dickinson

In Dickinson's poetry, whiteness represents a range of themes, from purity to death, and is linked closely with positions of power. This essay examines the relationship between whiteness, meaning,

Rupert Gray's Vulnerability . . . and Ours

This essay argues that the death of a fictional photographer in the 1907 novel Rupert Gray: A Tale in Black and White allays anxieties posed by photographic surveillance and "feminization." Even if

The Fact of Blackness?: The Bleached Body in Contemporary Jamaica

This essay examines public discussions around skin bleaching in Jamaica and demonstrates that a discourse of pathology is a dominant frame of meaning used to explain this practice. I argue that the