Fanon, “Profeta del Terzo Mondo unitario”, e la “crisi” dell’antropologia

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The essay is inspired by the works of Frantz Fanon, Martinican psychiatrist and revolutionary man,prematurely disappeared in 1961, who became, in Italy too, between the years 1968 and 1970, an iconof the youth protest movement, of the anti-racist organizations and of the liberation movements.His short but intense life developed between a theoretic production (on the psychiatry of the colonisedsubject and on racism) and his personal political commitment for the liberation of colonized countries.He supported, and became its spokesman, the Algerian National Liberation Front during the AlgerianWar.The recent re-printing of some of his works and the large quantity of foreign articles published havebeen the occasion to reflect on the matters raised by the psychiatrist on racism, on decolonisationprocesses and neo-capitalism, on ethnical wars, on violence and divisions which showed, and stillshow today, a deep malaise of the society regarding the presence of the alterity, the role played bysocial sciences and, particularly, the anthropological ethnography and its interest/indifference towardsviolence issues.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)27-43
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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