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Fanon and the Crisis of European Man: An Essay on Philosophy and the Human Sciences Hardcover – August 29, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0415914147 ISBN-10: 0415914140

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (August 29, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415914140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415914147
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,663,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lewis R. Gordon's well-written and clearly organized essay focuses on racial identity...Unlike most research on race..they have asked the correct question: What is race and who benefits from it. Antonio McDaniel, University of Pennsylvania.

About the Author

Lewis R. Gordon teaches Africana philosophy and contemporary religious thought at Brown University. He is author of Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism (Humanities), Fanon and the Crisis of European Man: An Essay on Philosophy and the Human Sciences (Routledge), and Her Majesty's Other Children: Philosophical Sketches from a Neocolonial Age (Rowman & Littlefield). He is also co-editor of Fanon: A Critical Reader (Blackwell) and Black Texts and Textuality: Constructing and De-Constructing Blackness (Rowman & Littlefield).

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. PARADISO-MICHAU on September 9, 2000
Format: Paperback
In his second, but by no means secondary, book, Gordon is at his existential-phenomenological best! The issues brought up in the Fanonian scholarly dialogue are the beginning of what Gordon attempts to accomplish -- an unrelenting critique of the ideological perpetuation of racism in all of its manifestations. This proposal is present in everything else that Gordon has blessed us with publication. I would recommend any piece of writing by Lewis R. Gordon as highly as any classic, from Plato to Marx. The reader can actually feel and experience Gordon's rigorous thought process in the writing of this, and other, books. A good published review of this book is by Marilyn Nissim-Sabat entitled "Globalization from Below: An Appreciation of the Work of Lewis Gordon," and it appears in the Spring 1997 edition of the C.L.R. James Journal.
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Lewis R. Gordon is an Afro-Jewish philosopher, social and political activist, critic, and musician (drums and piano). He has lectured across the globe and is active with a variety of international associations and organizations. He teaches in the Department of Philosophy, the Africana Studies Institute, El Instituto, Asian and Asian American Studies, and the Center for Judaic Studies and Jewish Life at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He also is he European Union Visiting Chair in Philosophy at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France, and the Nelson Mandela Distinguished Visiting Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa. His previous appointments include Professor and the founding chairperson of the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University (1996-2004) and Philosophy and African American Studies at Purdue University (1993-1995). He is a graduate of Yale University (Ph.D., 1993) and Lehman College's Scholars Program (1984). A former high school teacher, he was the founder of The Second Chance Program for In-School Truants at Lehman High School. Professor Gordon also co-edits the book series Global Critical Caribbean Thought for Rowman & Littlefield International in London, UK. His posts on twitter are available at: https://twitter.com/lewgord

For a more comprehensive biography and updates on Lewis R. Gordon, please consult: http://lewisrgordon.com/

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