Introduction to special issue on psychoanalysis, African Americans and inequality

Abstract

Racial discrimination in the United States, particularly as it impacts the lives of African Americans, continues to be the subject of heated popular and scholarly discussion and debate. In this special issue we showcase the ways in which clinicians and scholars creatively employ diverse forms of psychoanalytic theory and practice to illuminate racial injustice and inequality, and to heal and go beyond the trauma of racial injury.

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Stopford, A., George, S. Introduction to special issue on psychoanalysis, African Americans and inequality. Psychoanal Cult Soc 19, 333–336 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1057/pcs.2014.33

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Keywords

  • African Americans
  • inequality
  • trauma
  • whiteness
  • slavery
  • lynching