Children of violence
in Frantz Fanon’s 'Black Skin, White Masks
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In the course of the public inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence, three terms come to the fore of British politics in a renewed and controversial way: institution, racism, unconscious. It is a stark and painful claim, one of several in which Doreen Lawrence draws together the fact of violent racism and the failure to protect, to value the life of , black men, women and children in contemporary British culture. First published in 1952, Frantz Fanon's Peau noire remains one of the most persuasive and controversial attempts to think the unconscious in relation to the institution of racist violence. The pressure of the sexual stereotype marks the work of that violence in Peau noire, driving Fanon towards an interpretation of phobia that veers between insight and cliché, suspending the concept of Negrophobia between different representations of anxiety in psychoanalysis.

Frantz Fanon’s 'Black Skin, White Masks

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