Melancholy of Race Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief

ISBN-10: 0195151623
ISBN-13: 9780195151626
Authors: Anne Anlin Cheng
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In this groundbreaking, interdisciplinary study Anne Anlin Cheng argues that we have to understand racial grief not only as the result of racism but also as a foundation for racial identity. The Melancholy of Race proposes that racial identification is itself already a melancholic 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. Using psychoanalytic theories on mourning and melancholia as inroads into her subject, Cheng offers a closely observed and carefully reasoned account of the minority experience as expressed in works of art by, and about, Asian-Americans and…    
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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 288 Dimensions: 9.24" wide x 6.14" long x 0.62" tall Weight: 1.034 lbs. Language: English