Brown Skin, White Masks

Brown Skin, White Masks

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This book is a a critical examination of the role that immigrant intellectuals play in facilitating the global domination of American imperialism.In his pioneering book about the relationship between race and colonialism, Black Skin, White Masks, Frantz Fanon explored the traumatic consequences of the sense of inferiority that colonised people felt. Brown Skin, White Masks picks up where Fanon left off, and extends Fanon's insights as they apply to today's world.Dabashi shows how intellectuals who migrate to the West are often used by the imperial powers to misrepresent their home countries. Just as many Iraqi exiles were used to justify the invasion of Iraq, Dabashi demonstrates that this is a common phenomenon, and examines why and how so many immigrant intellectuals help to sustain imperialism.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 16mm | 58.97g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745328733
  • 9780745328737
  • 496,475

About Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi is the author of 18 books and countless articles. An internationally-renowned cultural critic and award-winning writer, his books and articles have been translated into numerous languages. His books include Theology of Discontent (1993), Iran: A People Interrupted (2007), and Islamic Liberation Theology: Resisting the Empire (2008).
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Review quote

"The great value of Dabashi's book rests in unmasking the dubious role "native informers" play in U.S. society....["Brown Skin, White Masks"] will hopefully have a similar revolutionizing impact like Fanons famous "Black Skin, White Masks."" -- Ludwig Watzal, "International News Magazine"
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Table of contents


1. Brown Skin, White Masks

2. On Comprador Intellectuals

3. Literature and Empire

4. The House Muslim

Conclusion: Confusing the Colour Line


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