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The Psychiatric Writings from Alienation and Freedom


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Plates Illustrations Frantz Fanon: Works Cited General Introduction, by Jean Khalfa and Robert J.C. Young Fanon: A Revolutionary Psychiatrist, by Jean Khalfa 1. Mental alterations, character modifications, psychic disorders and intellectual deficit in spinocerebellar heredodegeneration: A case of Friedreich's ataxia with delusions of possession 2. Letter to Maurice Despinoy 3. Trait d'Union 4. On some cases treated with the Bini method 5. Indications of electroconvulsive therapy within institutional therapies 6. On an attempt to rehabilitate a patient suffering from morpheic epilepsy and serious character disorders 7. Note on sleep therapy techniques using conditioning and electroencephalographic monitoring 8. Our Journal 9. Letter to Maurice Despinoy 10. Social therapy in a ward of Muslim men: Methodological difficulties 11. Daily life in the douars 12. Introduction to sexuality disorders among North Africans 385 13. Currents aspects of mental care in Algeria 14. Ethnopsychiatric considerations 15. Conducts of confession in North Africa (1) 16. Conducts of confession in North Africa (2) 17. Letter to Maurice Despinoy 18. Maghrebi Muslims and their attitude to madness 19. TAT in Muslim women: Sociology of perception and imagination 20. Letter to the Resident Minister 21. The phenomenon of agitation in the psychiatric milieu:General considerations, psychopathological meaning 22. Biological study of the action of lithium citrate on bouts of mania 23. On a case of torsion spasm 24. First tests using injectable meprobamate for hypochondriac states 25. Day hospitalization in psychiatry: Value and limits 26. Day hospitalization in psychiatry: Value and limits. Part two: - doctrinal considerations 27. The meeting between society and psychiatry Frantz Fanon's Library and Life Franz Fanon's Library Key dates of Fanon's chronology Index

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The first English translation of Frantz Fanon's psychiatric writings - which were previously inaccessible or thought to be lost.

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Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) was a Martinique-born psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer. He was the author of classic works such as Black Skin, White Masks (1952) and The Wretched of the Earth (1961). He was one of the most significant anti-colonialist, anti-imperialist and anti-racist thinkers of the 20th Century. Jean Khalfa is a Senior Lecturer in French Studies at Trinity College Cambridge, UK. He is the author of Poetics of the Antilles (2016) and an upcoming work on Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth. He is also the editor of the first complete edition of Michel Foucault's History of Madness (2006). Robert J. C. Young, FBA, is Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature at New York University, USA. He is the author of White Mythologies (1990), Colonial Desire (1995), Postcolonialism: An Historical Introduction (2001), The Idea of English Ethnicity (2008) and Empire, Colony, Postcolony (2015). Steven Corcoran is a writer and translator living in Berlin. He has edited and translated several works by Jacques Ranciere, including Dissensus (2015) and The Lost Thread (2016).

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