Melancholy of Race Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief

ISBN-10: 0195134036
ISBN-13: 9780195134032
Authors: Anne Anlin Cheng
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In this groundbreaking, interdisciplinary study Anne A. Cheng argues that we have to understand racial grief not only as the result of racism but also as a foundation for racial identity. She proposes that racial identification is itself already a melancholy act - a social category that is imaginatively supported through a dynamic of loss and compensation, by which the racial other is at once rejected and retained, denigrated and idealized. Drawing upon history, literature and theatre - the book ranges from Rodgers and Hammerstein to David Henry Whang, Brown v. Board of Education to Anne Deveare Smith, Ralph Ellison to Maxine Hong Kingston - Cheng demonstrates that racial melancholia…    

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 288 Dimensions: 9.26" wide x 6.42" long x 1.05" tall Weight: 1.144 lbs. Language: English