Lacan and Race Racism, Identity, and Psychoanalytic Theory - ed. Sheldon George and Derek Hook
Scholars Sheldon George and Derek Hook will discuss their groundbreaking co-edited publication, Lacan and Race: Racism, Identity and Psychoanalytic Theory (2021) at the Freud Museum on 23rd of July. Book tickets here.
This edited volume draws upon Lacanian psychoanalytic theory to examine the conscious and unconscious forces underlying race as a social formation, conceptualizing race, racial identity, and racism in ways that go beyond traditional modes of psychoanalytic thought.
Featuring contributions by Lacanian scholars from diverse geographical and disciplinary contexts, chapters span a wide breadth of topics, including white nationalism and contemporary debates over confederate monuments; emergent theories of race rooted in Afropessimism and postcolonialism; analyses of racism in apartheid and American slavery; clinical reflections on Latinx and other racialized patients; and applications of Lacan’s concepts of the lamella, drive and sexuation to processes of racialization.
The collection both reorients readers’ understandings of race through its deployment of Lacanian theory and redefines the Lacanian subject through its theorizing of subjectivity in relation to race, racism and racial identification.
Published: July 2021
Illustrations: 10 B/W
Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.73 x 23.4 cm