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    Discussion of Green's "Melanie Klein and the Black Mammy: An Exploration of the Influence of the Mammy Stereotype on Klein's Maternal and its Contribution to the 'Whiteness' of Psychoanalysis"

    Asibong, Andrew (2018) Discussion of Green's "Melanie Klein and the Black Mammy: An Exploration of the Influence of the Mammy Stereotype on Klein's Maternal and its Contribution to the 'Whiteness' of Psychoanalysis". Studies in Gender and Sexuality 19 (3), pp. 183-187. ISSN 1524-0657.

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    Abstract

    This article is a response, in cinematic, historical and autobiographical terms, to Emily Green’s ‘Melanie Klein and the Black Mammy: An Exploration of the Influence of the Mammy Stereotype on Klein’s Maternal and Its Contribution to the “Whiteness” of Psychoanalysis’. The author attempts to open up Green’s analysis to a wide range of aesthetic, emotional and political implications, moving between a consideration of the ‘passing’ motif in Douglas Sirk’s film Imitation of Life (1959); thoughts on racialization and trauma in psychoanalytic history more generally; and reflections on the author’s own experiences of racialization and collective disavowal in psychotherapeutic training.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    School: School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Aesthetics of Kinship and Community, Birkbeck Research in (BRAKC)
    Depositing User: Andrew Asibong
    Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2018 11:34
    Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 03:01
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23216

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