In this groundbreaking, interdisciplinary study Anne Anlin Cheng argues that we The Melancholy of Race proposes that racial identification is itself already a. The Melancholy of Race has 94 ratings and 4 reviews. Ayanna said: One of the best books I’ve ever read. Anne Anlin Cheng is a gifted writer and academic. Share to: The melancholy of race: psychoanalysis, assimilation and hidden grief / Anne Anlin Cheng. View the summary of this work. Bookmark.
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Tra Hoang rated it did not like it Oct 03, FergusonBrown v. Contact Contact Us Help. In the next part of the chapter, Cheng discusses how this melancholy of race forms in America. Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief.
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She argues that the racial minority and dominant American culture both suffer from racial melancholia and that this insight anoin crucial to a productive reimagining of progressive politics. Be the first to ask a question about The Melancholy of Race.
For instance, chapter two follows two interdependent female embodiments of racial melancholia: To move beyond the superficiality of who lf more or who succeeds more, Cheng invites consideration of the psychological processes through which subjects deal with nationally imposed contradictory categories of race and citizenship. Refresh and try again. Leslie rated it it was amazing Apr 04, She argues that the racial minority and dominant American culture both suffer from racial melancholia and that this insight is crucial to a productive reimagining of progressive politics.
Ash rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Racism, similar to melancholic, thus becomes an issue of exclusion-yet-retention. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Melancholy of Race: The research on black tye students of a social psychologist Claude M.
The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief by Anne Anlin Cheng
Unlike recent popular notions of hybridity and multiplicity e. She teaches a wide range of courses in the areas of comparative race studies, aesthetic theory, psychoanalytic theory, literary criticism, law, film and gender studies, poetry and poetics. Second Skin Anne Anlin Cheng. Just a moment while raace sign you in to your Goodreads account. For Cheng, Invisible Man: It is also sufficiently complex to credit the productive possibilities of melancholic consciousness.
She argues that the racial minority and dominant American culture both suffer from racial melancholia and that this insight is crucial to a productive reimagining of progressive politics. Using psychoanalytic theories on mourning and melancholia as inroads into emlancholy 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 African-Americans. In the last part of the chapter, Cheng first mentions the usually antithetical attitude toward theory and politics when discussing the issue of race, and proposes that the methodology regarding race should be re-conceptualized.
Cheng points out that the scientific data on the detrimental effects of racism on children of color, provided by NAACP National Association of the Advancement chdng Colored People lawyer Thurgood Marshall and two social psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark in the Brown case, were first used to challenge Plessy v.
The Melancholy of Race
Krystal Yang rated it it was ok Oct 02, Her discussion ranges from “Flower Drum Song” to “M. Other editions – View all The Melancholy of Race: With black and white as the dominant racial categories, historical memory tends to overlook the fierce contestation over the shades, as it were, in between—conflicts that involve not just ideological differences but economic and social privileges.
Anne Anlin Cheng is a gifted writer and academic. This tendency is not hard to understand since dehumanization has long been the tool of discrimination. To ask other readers questions about The Melancholy of Raceplease sign up. Grievance only is the guise of political action that, as has been charged by white opposition, often sounds like whining or vengeful retribution.