1st Edition

Racist States of Mind
Understanding the Perversion of Curiosity and Concern

ISBN 9781780490748
Published January 21, 2016 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores some of the unconscious mechanisms and processes that underpin the racist phenomenon by looking at racism as a state of mind, inferred from the clinical situation and racist situations in the external world.

Table of Contents

A Note Regarding Pronouns -- Introduction -- The Psychic Geography of Racism -- Mythical homelands: body, psyche, and nation -- The racist scene and the primal scene -- Race in the Consulting Room -- Working clinically with racist states of mind -- The racist gaze: bearing witness -- Clinical and theoretical challenges -- Race in Group, Organisation, and Societal Life -- Psychoanalysis and the psychotherapies: institutional cleansing -- Race in the life of a study group -- Consulting to an organisation: race, food, sex, and aggression -- Reason and racism -- Thinking under fire: concluding thoughts

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