Unmasking Race, Culture, and Attachment in the Psychoanalytic Space

Editor : Kate White

Unmasking Race, Culture, and Attachment in the Psychoanalytic Space

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2006
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 128
  • Category :
    Attachment Theory
  • Category 2 :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 22706
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855754058
  • ISBN 10 : 1855754053

Reviews and Endorsements

'The value of the monograph lies not only in the development of ideas around the notion of "racial" difference but different routes to exploring better clinical understanding of racial enactments. The absence of relational thinking has for too long located these concerns outside the consulting room, therefore outside the scope of thinking. Whilst the term "race" has lost much of its potency as a biological concept, "racial difference" nevertheless organises many social relationships and for many of us is laden with emotion.'
- Lennox K. Thomas, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

'This new collection of essays by practicing clinicians confronts the dilemmas posed by acknowledging racial fantasies on the part of both the analyst and the analysand in any psychotherapeutic encounter-fantasies that are profoundly constitutive of interior realities and social experiences. These essays offer a sustained meditation on the ethical challenges of bringing attachment theory into intimate, and at times uncomfortable, contact with socio-political considerations and provide a crucial foundation from which future thinking about psychotherapy must take place.'
- Professor Anne Anlin Cheng, Author of The Melancholy of Race

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