Hamid Dabashi's Brown Skin, White Masks (The Islamic Mediterranean) PDF

By Hamid Dabashi

during this remarkable research, Hamid Dabashi offers a serious exam of the function that immigrant "comprador intellectuals" play in facilitating the worldwide domination of yank imperialism.  

In his pioneering booklet in regards to the dating among race and colonialism, Black epidermis, White Masks, Frantz Fanon explored the stressful effects of the feel of inferiority that colonized humans felt, and the way this frequently led them to spot with the ideology of the colonial agency. Brown epidermis, White Masks picks up the place Frantz Fanon left off. Dabashi extends Fanon’s insights as they observe to modern world.

Dabashi exhibits how intellectuals who migrate to the West are frequently utilized by the imperial powers to misrepresent their domestic international locations. simply as many Iraqi exiles have been used to justify the invasion of Iraq, Dabashi demonstrates that this can be a universal phenomenon, and examines why and the way such a lot of immigrant intellectuals support to maintain imperialism.

The ebook extensively alters Edward Said’s inspiration of the “intellectual exile,” with the intention to exhibit the unfavorable effect of highbrow migration. Dabashi examines the ideology of cultural superiority, and offers a passionate account of ways those immigrant intellectuals—rootless compradors, and weapons for hire–continue to betray any inspiration of domestic or country in order to fabricate consent for imperial projects.

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