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FOCUS ON – Reading Frantz Fanon

Reading Franz Fanon: Black Skin, White Masks

Francisco J. González, MD

Six Tuesdays Oct. 31-Dec 5, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

In this 6-week class we will read and study the entirety of Frantz Fanon's first book Black Skin, White Masks (1952).

Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) was a psychiatrist, philosopher, and writer who took up questions of black consciousness, anti-colonialism, racism, and emancipation in part by thinking with the ideas of psychoanalysis. In this 6-week class we will read and study the entirety of his first book Black Skin, White Masks (1952), an illuminating, if often disturbing and at times shocking, study on the effects of hegemonic whiteness, colonialism, and racial difference on psyche. Our aim will be three-fold: 1) to understand this seminal text in its socio-historical context as one with high relevance to current psychoanalytic thinking; 2) to use this understanding as a way of opening crucial contemporary questions about racial difference and psyche; and 3) to work together to develop models of psychoanalytic thinking that extend beyond individualistic notions of subject formation in the nuclear family, to encompass subject formation in social, collective, and racial terms.

October 31st, 2017 7:30 PM   through   December 5th, 2017 9:00 PM
530 Bush Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
Phone: 415-288-4050
General Admission $ 245.00
PINC Members $ 200.00
Students and Candidates $ 150.00
(9) CE Credits $ 90.00