Octave Mannoni is a French psychoanalyst. The entire fourth chapter of Black Skin, White Masks is dedicated to Fanon’s critique of Mannoni’s book, The Psychology of Colonization (1956). Fanon argues that Mannoni accurately observes certain aspects of the psychological dynamic produced by colonialism, but that his argument is also filled with falsehoods and ultimately perpetuates colonial ideology.
Octave Mannoni Quotes in Black Skin, White Masks
The Black Skin, White Masks quotes below are all either spoken by Octave Mannoni or refer to Octave Mannoni. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Grove Press edition of Black Skin, White Masks published in 2008.).
Octave Mannoni Character Timeline in Black Skin, White Masks
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Chapter 4: The So-Called Dependency Complex of the Colonized
...and humiliation of others. Fanon explains that this chapter will cover the French psychoanalyst Octave Mannoni’s book The Psychology of Colonization. Fanon admits that Mannoni’s work is “intellectually honest” and that... (full context)
...with certain groups of people, but that the entire structure of the country is racist. Mannoni argues that colonial racism is different from other forms of racism, but Fanon rejects this,... (full context)
...Sartre, who argues that “it is the anti-Semite who makes the Jew.” Fanon argues that Mannoni only leaves two options for colonized people: develop an inferiority complex, or become dependent on... (full context)