Postcolonial Theory and Psychoanalysis: From Uneasy Engagements to Effective Critique

Postcolonial Theory and Psychoanalysis: From Uneasy Engagements to Effective Critique

By: Mrinalini Greedharry (author)Paperback

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Psychoanalytic theory has been the critical instrument of choice for colonial critics. This book examines why critics who are otherwise suspicious of Western forms of knowledge are drawn to psychoanalytic theories, and whether it is possible to use such theories without reproducing the colonial discourse that also structures psychoanalytic thought.

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MRINALINI GREEDHARRY was a SSHRCC Doctoral Fellow and British Council ORS Scholar at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, where she obtained her PhD in 2005. Currently working as an independent scholar, she researches literature as a form of ethico-political critique and lectures regularly on the culture of colonialism.


Introduction: Of Two Minds: The Uneasy Relationship between Postcolonial Theory and Psychoanalysis The Fanonian Psychoanalytic 'None of them is true but all of them are realities': Ashis Nandy's Psychoanalytic Reading of Colonialism Homi Bhabha and the Psychoanalytic Truth Anti-dote - Deleuze and Guattari's Critique of Psychoanalysis Reshaping Postcolonial Relations with Psychoanalysis Index

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  • publication date: 30/04/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780230521636
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 191
  • ID: 9780230521636
  • weight: 375
  • ISBN10: 0230521630

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