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

@inproceedings{Vyrgioti2019TheCT,
  title={The cannibal trope : a psychosocial critique of psychoanalysis' colonial fantasies},
  author={Maria Vyrgioti},
  year={2019}
}
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… Expand
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