Bodies, Spaces and Citizenship: the Theoretical Contribution of Frantz Fanon

Pierpaolo Ascari


The theoretical horizon of the post-colonial city postulates the survival of the old imperial projects in the structuring or production of the current European and North American space. The genealogy of this space fully incorporates Frantz Fanon's considerations of the situated form of membership produced by the colonial city.


Frantz Fanon; camp; phenomenology; Gillo Pontecorvo


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