All the Men Are Fighting for Freedom, All the Women Are Mourning Their Men, but Some of Us Carried Guns: A Raced‐Gendered Analysis of Fanon’s Psychological Perspectives on War

TitleAll the Men Are Fighting for Freedom, All the Women Are Mourning Their Men, but Some of Us Carried Guns: A Raced‐Gendered Analysis of Fanon’s Psychological Perspectives on War
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsWhite, Aaronette M.
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Volume32
Issue4
Pagination857-884
Date Published2007
Abstract

Anticolonial revolutionary theorist Frantz Fanon provided a justification for people's wars, suggesting that they contributed to the reversal of the inferiority complex created by colonization. Indeed, by asserting their humanity though a violent confrontation with their oppressors, Fanon claimed, the colonized could achieve recognition of their humanity, which had been denied by their colonizers. Although there is no question that revolutionary violence has been effective in struggles for national independence, has it also had the psychological effects predicted by Fanon? Can the debilitating effects of colonized identity be transformed through revolutionary violence?

URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/513021
Short TitleAll the Men Are Fighting for Freedom
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