Psychoanalysis, Race and Colonialism

Authored by: Stephen Frosh

The Routledge International Handbook of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy

Print publication date:  November  2022
Online publication date:  November  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367276454
eBook ISBN: 9780429297076
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Recent discussions of psychoanalysis’ implication in discourses of ‘race’ and practices of racialisation have focused more on colonialism than on racism itself. This has led to some very productive work that both locates psychoanalysis within the colonial project and explores the potential that psychoanalytic concepts have for critical analysis of that project. Much of this work has drawn on the writings (and figure) of Frantz Fanon, though there have also been major contributions from researchers on Indian and Latin American psychoanalysis.

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