ON DEMAND Lacan and Race: Racism, Identity and Psychoanalytic Theory

Friday 31 December 2021

In the past year, racism and identity have been at the forefront of socio-political debates and demonstrations worldwide. It has led many of us to address uncomfortable truths about inequality in contemporary society as well as colonial histories of our ancestors and nations.

 

Drawing upon some of the themes of their book, this talk will introduce how psychoanalytic theory has been used to examine the conscious and unconscious forces underlying race as a social formation, conceptualizing race, racial identity, and racism in ways that go beyond traditional modes of psychoanalytic thought.

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