By Hamid Dabashi
In his pioneering ebook concerning the dating among race and colonialism, Black pores and skin, White Masks, Frantz Fanon explored the demanding effects of the feel of inferiority that colonized humans felt, and the way this frequently led them to spot with the ideology of the colonial agency. Brown dermis, White Masks picks up the place Frantz Fanon left off. Dabashi extends Fanon’s insights as they observe to modern-day world.
Dabashi indicates how intellectuals who migrate to the West are frequently utilized by the imperial powers to misrepresent their domestic international locations. simply as many Iraqi exiles have been used to justify the invasion of Iraq, Dabashi demonstrates that it is a universal phenomenon, and examines why and the way such a lot of immigrant intellectuals support to maintain imperialism.
The ebook greatly alters Edward Said’s suggestion of the “intellectual exile,” for you to convey the unfavorable influence of highbrow migration. Dabashi examines the ideology of cultural superiority, and gives a passionate account of ways those immigrant intellectuals—rootless compradors, and weapons for hire–continue to betray any thought of domestic or country in order to fabricate consent for imperial projects.
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