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The Resource Brown skin, white masks, Hamid Dabashi

Brown skin, white masks, Hamid Dabashi

Label
Brown skin, white masks
Title
Brown skin, white masks
Statement of responsibility
Hamid Dabashi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hamid Dabashi provides a critical examination of the role that immigrant "comprador intellectuals" play in facilitating the global domination of American imperialism. In his pioneering book about the relationship between race and colonialism, Black Skin, White Masks, Frantz Fanon explored the traumatic consequences of the sense of inferiority that colonized people felt, and how this often led them to identify with the ideology of the colonial agency. Brown Skin, White Masks picks up where Frantz Fanon left off. Dabashi extends Fanon's insights as they apply to today's world. Dabashi shows how intellectuals who migrate to the West are often used by the imperial powers to misrepresent their home countries. Just as many Iraqi exiles were used to justify the invasion of Iraq, Dabashi demonstrates that this is a common phenomenon, and examines why and how so many immigrant intellectuals help to sustain imperialism. The book radically alters Edward Said's notion of the "intellectual exile," in order to show the negative impact of intellectual migration. Dabashi examines the ideology of cultural superiority, and provides a passionate account of how these immigrant intellectuals--rootless compradors, and guns for hire--continue to betray any notion of home or country in order to manufacture consent for imperial projects.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dabashi, Hamid
Dewey number
305.8
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1523
LC item number
.D328 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fanon, Frantz
  • Race
  • Race relations
  • Intellectual life
Label
Brown skin, white masks, Hamid Dabashi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Brown Skin, White Masks -- On Comprador Intellectuals -- Literature and Empire -- The House Muslim -- Conclusion: Confusing the Color Line
Control code
298778424
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9780745328737
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)298778424
Label
Brown skin, white masks, Hamid Dabashi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Brown Skin, White Masks -- On Comprador Intellectuals -- Literature and Empire -- The House Muslim -- Conclusion: Confusing the Color Line
Control code
298778424
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9780745328737
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)298778424

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