Brown Skin, White Masks

By Hamid Dabashi  

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Brown Skin, White Masks provides a critical examination of the role that immigrant “comprador intellectuals” play in facilitating the global domination of American imperialism. In Black Skin, White Masks, Frantz Fanon explored the consequences of inferiority that colonized people felt, leading them to identify with the ideology of the colonial agency. Dabashi picks up where Fanon left off and extends Fanon’s insights as they apply to today’s world. Dabashi examines the ideology of cultural superiority and provides a passionate account of how these immigrant intellectuals continue to betray any notion of home or country in order to manufacture consent for imperial projects.

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  • Introduction
  • Brown Skin, White Masks
  • On Comprador Intellectuals
  • Literature and Empire
  • The House Muslim
  • Confusing the Color Line
  • References


  • Hamid Dabashi

    An internationally renowned cultural critic and award-winning writer, Hamid Dabashi is the author of eighteen books and many articles. His books and articles have been translated into numerous languages and include Theology of Discontent (1993), Iran: A People Interrupted (2007) and Islamic Liberation Theology: Resisting the Empire (2008).

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