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Fanon, F. (1965). A dying colonialism. New York, NY: Grove Press.
Fanon, F. (1994). By way of conclusion. In black skin, white masks (pp. 223-232). New York,
NY: Grove Press.
Hedges, C., & Sacco, J. (2012). Days of destruction, days of revolt. New York, NY: Nation
Memmi. A. (1991). The colonizer and the colonized. Boston, MA: Beacon Press
As you read the above, track and take notes on the following key concepts:
colonialism, colonizer, colonizer who rejects, colonizer who accepts, decolonilization,
usurpation, mutilations of the self, countermythology, assimilation, Nero complex, solidarity
of the vanquished, composite identity, false consciousness, defensive racism, the mark of the
abandonment complex, collapse of corporeal schema, counterassimilation, cultural resistance,
disalienation, epidermal racial schema, massive psychoexistential complex, corporeal schema,
The Memmi and Fanon readings introduce us to the phenemonology of how colonialism affects the
psyche of both colonizer and colonized. Allen and Hedges & Sacco explore the creation of
internal colonies in the US, dating from early (and continuing) efforts to colonize Native
Americans and African Americans, to internal colonies created currently as colonialism has
morphed into transitional capitalism, neoliberalism, or neocolonialism.
In Hedges & Sacco’s chapter on Camden, “days of seige,” we are confronted with what they call
a “zone of sacrifice,” a city and its inhabitants and ecosystem that have been experiencing a
“slow moving Katrina.” It is also a city affected by those who are wounded who reach out to
others who are wounded.
To prepare to write this essay, please reflect as you read it on what this portrait of Camden
has to do with psychology. Indeed, what does it do with your psychology. the situation in
Camden affects not only the structure of our psyche, but the contents of what is in our
conscious and what is in our unconscious.
In a 3 page essay, explore the question: What does Camden have to do with your psychology,
your psyche? Claim your own social location(s) vis-a-vis Camden and the themes Hedges & Sacco
Highlight. How do they affect the structure and content of your psyche?
-Summarize where you will be going in your essay in your first paragraph
-Announce each theme at the start of a paragraph, describe it, develop it, give examples, and
summarize your insights.
-Be mindful of how your bring the reader from one theme to the next, including transitional
sentences that help the reader see how these ideas are interrelated in your thought.
-Include a summarizing paragraph where you gather together for the reader where you have been
and how the parts fit together.
-Consider how your language can be true to your topic.
Also, APA format is to be followed religiously.
Everything should be properly referred and cited! Please reference as much as possible from
the reading list provided.