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Лекция Льюиса Гордона “Франц Фанон и деколониальная теория” (in russian / по-русский) & (in english / по-английский)

15 июня в 19:00 сотоится лекция Льюиса Гордона “Франц Фанон и деколониальная теория”


Влияние Франца Фанона, революционного философа, психиатра и политического теоретика на деколониальную теорию очень важно для понимания влияния Африканской философии на деколониальную мысль. Эта лекция (1) разъяснит концепт Фанона “деколонизация знаний”, (2) выделит уже сформулированные ограничения деколониальной теории, и (3) обобщит важность Африканских философских интервенций, сделанных Фаноном и другими.


The revolutionary philosopher, psychiatrist, and political thinker Frantz Fanon’s influence on decolonial thought is crucial for an understanding of the impact of Africana philosophy on its development. This talk will (1) outline Fanon’s concept of the decolonization of knowledge, (2) point out the limitations of decolonial thought as originally conceived, and (3) summarize the importance of the Africana philosophical interventions via Fanon (and others).


Lewis R. Gordon is Professor of Philosophy at UCONN-Storrs; European Union Visiting Chair in Philosophy at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France; Core Professor at the Global Center for Advanced Studies; and Honorary Professor at the Unit of the Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU), South Africa. He also is the drummer for the band ThreeGenerations (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCedXg5Lmzi_RNq172eDLE3g/videos, Spotify, and other music sites). His most recent books are What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought (NY: Fordham UP; London: Hurst; Johannesburg: Wits UP, 2015; in Swedish, Vad Fanon Sa, Stockholm: TankeKraft förlag, 2016), La sud prin nord-vest: Reflecţii existenţiale afrodiasporice, trans. Ovidiu Tichindeleanu (Cluj, Romania: IDEA Design & Print, 2016), and, with Fernanda Frizzo Bragato, the forthcoming anthology Geopolitics and Decolonization: Perspectives from the Global South (London, UK: Rowman & Littlefield International). His website is: http://lewisrgordon.com and he is on twitter at: https://twitter.com/lewgord.

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The importance of language as tool of the colonization in Homi K. Bhabha and Frantz Fanon (in english / по-английский)

Jury wrote a new paper called “The importance of language as tool of the colonization in Homi K. Bhabha and Frantz Fanon”: This paper elaborates on the idea of Homi K. Bhabha that teaching English serves as a tool for the colonizing of certain culture. In particularly, Bhabha speaks about the importance of the English book as a sacred commodity fetish that not coercively forces certain culture silently accept the domination of the other culture. However, Fanon develops this idea by saying that language itself serves as a tool of constructing power-relations between Master (the colonizer) and Slave (the native). In sum, this paper will suggest that language itself as a tool of the epistemological domination serves as a powerful mechanism for the colonization of the certain territory combined with economical imperialism, when the possibility of your visibility as a native depends on the studying of the language of the Master. You can read it here – https://www.academia.edu/9761233/The_importance_of_language_as_tool_of_the_colonization_in_Homi_K._Bhabha_and_Frantz_Fanon