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Aboriginal Populations in the Mind: Race and Primitivity in Psychoanalysis
What part does racial difference play in psychoanalysis? What can be learned when considering this question from a postcolonial perspective? In this subtle and commanding analysis, Celia Brickman explores how the colonialist racial discourse of late-nineteenth-century anthropology found its way into Freuds work, where it came to play a covert but crucial role in his notion ...more
Published October 21st 2003 by Columbia University Press
(first published August 15th 2003)
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May 24, 2009 Sara-Maria Sorentino rated it it was amazing
Why did a trip to the Dark Continent trigger an exploration of the dark recesses of my mind? How did these two things, a different culture and a repressed psyche, come to be linked, in such a way that the attempt of recognition of something as different simultaneously invoked an openness to that which my unconscious had previously disavowed? What, then, could be the relationship between internal and external alterity? Does the denial of either produce the other, produce in effect, a racist cultu ...more