Race, Colour and the Process of Racialization

New Perspectives from Group Analysis, Psychoanalysis, and Sociology

Author: Farhad Dalal

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 251

View: 860

So many conflicts appear to be caused by racial and ethnic differences; for example, the cities of Britain and America are regularly affected by race riots. This volume concerns topics in this field.

Race, Colour and the Processes of Racialization

New Perspectives from Group Analysis, Psychoanalysis and Sociology

Author: Farhad Dalal

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 526

Is racial conflict determined by biology or society? So many conflicts appear to be caused by racial and ethnic differences; for example, the cities of Britain and America are regularly affected by race riots. It is argued by socio-biologists and some schools of psychoanalysis that our instincts are programmed to hate those different to us by evolutionary and developmental mechanisms. This book argues against this line, proposing an alternative drawing on insights from diverse disciplines including anthropology, social psychology and linguistics, to give power-relations a critical explanatory role in the generation of hatreds. Farhad Dalal argues that people differentiate between races in order to make a distinction between the 'haves' and 'must-not-haves', and that this process is cognitive, emotional and political rather than biological. Examining the subject over the past thousand years, Race, Colour and the Processes of Racialisation covers: * psychoanalytic and other theories of racism * a new theorisation of racism based on group analytic theory * a general theory of difference based on the works of Fanon, Elias, Matte-Blanco and Foulkes * application of this theory to race and racism. Farhad Dalal concludes that the structures of society are reflected in the structures of the psyche, and both of these are colour coded. This book will be invaluable to students, academics and practitioners in the areas of psychoanalysis, group analysis, psychotherapy and counselling.

Unmasking Race, Culture, and Attachment in the Psychoanalytic Space

Author: Kate White

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Psychology

Page: 128

View: 536

Drawn from the John Bowlby Memorial Conference, the theme of this book addresses the often hidden and ignored subject of attachment, race and culture. Can our individual narratives in relation to race, culture and attachment be unmasked in the therapeutic dyad to reveal our human connectedness? The contributors explore how the conscious and unconscious meanings of therapists' and clients' racial and cultural identities shape the dialogue between them. How this emerges for both therapist and client in their work together is illustrated in clinical accounts.

The future of prejudice

psychoanalysis and the prevention of prejudice

Author: Henri Parens

Publisher: Jason Aronson Inc


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 325

View: 556

Established psychoanalytic/psychodynamic researchers and theorists bring the exploration of prejudice to a new level by examining how psychoanalysis might elucidate strategies that will eliminate prejudice.

White Identities

A Critical Sociological Approach

Author: Simon Clarke

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)


Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 699

A collection of anthropological studies which reveals the vast, overwhelming presence of security systems across modern Europe.


A Journal of Politics and Culture

Author: Andrews



Category: New Left


View: 371

The Whole Creature

Complexity, Biosemiotics and the Evolution of Culture

Author: Wendy Wheeler

Publisher: Lawrence & Wishart Limited


Category: Science

Page: 173

View: 670

Drawing on the new field of complex adaptive systems and biosemiotics, this groundbreaking synthesis of evolutionary and cultural theory argues that—far from being opposed to nature—culture is the way that nature has evolved in human beings. This major contribution to both cultural studies and ecocriticism shows how complexity and biosemiotics forge the link between nature and culture, and provide a new and better understanding of how the whole human creature operates as both a social and biological being.


Author: Julia Borossa

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr


Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 631

In what ways can psychoanalysis, as both a theoretical body and as a clinical practice, contribute to an understanding of contemporary social and political problems? This engaged and generous collection of essays, featuring contributions by internationally renowned academics, writers, filmmakers, and psychoanalysts, explores the historical, social, and emotional factors underpinning the development of extreme forms of hatred and distrust.