GSTF Journal of General Philosophy (JPhilo)

, 1:7

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Sartre and Fanon : On Men and Women, and Gender and Race Intersection as They Relate to French Colonial Resistance

  • Nathalie NyaAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University


In this paper, the author presents Fanon’s analysis of decolonization in order to present an explicit conception of resistance based upon Fanon’s concept of decolonization, which is aligned with the lived experience of the colonized: their racial, sociopolitical, and economic condition as well as their existential condition. The author contrasts Fanon’s analysis with Sartre’s critique of colonialism as it appears in The Critique. Ultimately, through the presentation of Sartre’s and Fanon’s theories, the author attempts to show a feminist analysis of French colonial resistance as a criticism of Sartre’s and Fanon’s theories and of the analysis their male contemporaries within the field of Post/Colonial Theories.

Key Words:

colonialism decolonization race gender class resistance colonized colonizer