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The cannibal trope : a psychosocial critique of psychoanalysis' colonial fantasies

  title={The cannibal trope : a psychosocial critique of psychoanalysis' colonial fantasies},
  author={Maria Vyrgioti},
In this thesis I examine the ambivalent engagement of psychoanalysis with questions of ‘race’ and racial difference and I argue that there are yet unacknowledged colonial legacies entrenched in psychoanalytic theories of subjectivity. Against post-colonial critiques dismissing psychoanalysis altogether becaused of its racial assumptions, this project adopts a psychosocial position and raises an epistemological question about the nature and forms of knowledge produced once we acknowledge… 
Psychoanalysis as decolonial Judaism
  • S. Frosh
  • History
    Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society
  • 2020
In some recent work on decolonization, there has been an attempt to claim some Jewish writers of the twentieth century as participating in a rethinking of “barbarism” that aligns Jewish thought with
Psychoanalysis in the Wake
  • S. Frosh
  • Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society
  • 2021
Psychoanalysis has a long history of engagement with racism, often through theorising racism’s sources. It has nevertheless been criticised for its neglect of Black experience and its narrowness in


Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism
"Dark Continents" argues that psychoanalysis is a colonial discipline that paradoxically provides crucial tools for critiques of postcolonialism and neocolonialism. Ranjana Khanna reveals how the
Fanonian ambivalence: On psychoanalysis and postcolonial critique
In this article the place of psychoanalysis in thinking about postcolonial subjectivities is considered, and reference is made to the contemporary South African situation. The article is divided into
Psychoanalysis and feminism : a radical reassessment of Freudian psychoanalysis, with a new introduction by the author
A groundbreaking book-the first to argue that feminism must draw on psychoanalysis to understand the ideological oppression of women.. In 1974, at the height of the women's movement, Juliet Mitchell
The Primitive as Analyst: Postcolonial Feminism's Access to Psychoanalysis
n The Question of Lay Analysis (1926), Freud suggested that we need not feel ashamed of our ignorance of female sexuality, for "after all, the sexual life of adult women is a 'dark continent"' (43).
Unconscious dominions : psychoanalysis, colonial trauma, and global sovereignties
Acknowledgments vii Introduction: Globalizing the Unconscious / Warwick Anderson, Deborah Jenson, and Richard C. Keller 1 Part I. Ethnohistory, Colonialism, and the Cosmopolitan Psychoanalytic
A Critical Psychology of the Postcolonial: The Mind of Apartheid
Book synopsis: An oft-neglected element of postcolonial thought is the explicitly psychological dimension of many of its foundational texts. This unprecedented volume explores the relation between
Psychoanalysis and Colonialism Redux: Why Mannoni's "Prospero Complex" Still Haunts Us
Although psychoanalysis and colonialism share a long and fraught history, the 1986 reprinting of Frantz Fanon s̓ treatise Black Skin, White Masks doubtless altered the course of their relationship,
Hermannsburg, 1929: turning aboriginal "primitives" into modern psychological subjects.
  • W. Anderson
  • Sociology, Medicine
    Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences
  • 2014
This is a story of how scientific knowledge derived from close encounters and fraught entanglements on the borderlands of the settler state, and how Aboriginal thinking could make whites think again about themselves-and forget, for a moment, that many of their research subjects were starving.
Temporal Drag: Transdisciplinarity and the ‘Case’ of Psychosocial Studies
Psychosocial studies is a putatively ‘new’ or emerging field concerned with the irreducible relation between psychic and social life. Genealogically, it attempts to re-suture a tentative relation
Interrogating the Real
Preface by Slavoj Zizek 'The Thing Itself' Appears: Introducing the Work of Slavoj Zizek Part One: Lacanian Orientations 1. The Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis in Yugoslavia 2. Why Lavan is