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A Critical Discourse on Bhabha’s Deconstructive Readings of Fanon

  • 중앙사론
  • 2017, (46), pp.419-457
  • Publisher : Institute for Historical Studies at Chung-Ang University
  • Research Area : Humanities > History

Kim, Hyun-sik 1

1한양대학교

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ABSTRACT

Frantz Fanon and Homi Bhabha. At first sight, there seems no connections between them. This is because there are no resemblances between the man who lived the colonial age as an active actor and the man who lives the post-colonial world as a deconstrucitve writer. Nevertheless, there is the distinctive link between them: a sharp recognition of discriminatory situation and the strong will to change it. So Bhabha summoned Fanon not to explicate the historical context of Fanon’s revolutionary ideas but to appropriate him in solving the racial problems in the post-colonial age. This was because, according to Bhabha, “Fanon’s phenomenological performance of what it means to be not only a nigger but a member of the marginalized, the displaced, the diasporic.” Nevertheless, does this reincarnated Fanon have any value? Is ‘the post-modern Fanon’ invented by Bhabha trustful? This article has just one purpose: refuting Bhabha’s interpretation. For this, Bhabha’s works on Fanon such as “Remembering Fanon” will be thoroughly examined, and thereby, his various problems will be confuted concretely.

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