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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Grievance only is the guise of political action chheng, as has been charged by white opposition, often sounds like whining or vengeful retribution. Melissa Mccoul rated it liked it Jan 04, To move beyond the superficiality of who suffered 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.
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.
To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Her investigations reveal the common interests that social, legal, and literary histories of race have always shared with psychoanalysis, and situates Asian-American and African-American identities in relation to one another within the larger process of American racialization.
The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief by Anne Anlin Cheng
In this first chapter of The Melancholy of RaceAnne Anlin Cheng, a college professor and specialist in race studies and psychoanalytic theory in 20th-century American literature, discusses racism in terms of its formation and its internalized psychical relation within individuals. However, it would be a aanne accusation to ascribe the blame of racism solely to the racists.
If measured against the work of Anne Anlin Cheng, Asian-American literature is not only alive and thriving, but in the midst of a renaissance. Gloria rated it liked it Nov 26, Cheng makes a strong case for considering melancholia as the term melanxholy best approaches effects of racial subjection and helps put those effects into critical dialogue.
Anne Anlin Cheng is a gifted writer and academic.
The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief
Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Indeed, the formulation of the government’s sovereign power to chwng is historically tied to the definitions of aliens and citizens. Joseph rated it really liked it Mar 12, Eddie Lee rated it liked it Aug 08, References to this book Professing Performance: Cheng wants us to pause on the important psychoanalytic distinction between grievance and grief and in so doing allow for the rethinking or retheorizing of the terms through which race rxce represented as well chdng experienced.
We must look instead to the effect of segregation itself on public education. 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.
She specializes in twentieth-century literature and visual culture.
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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Help Center Find new research papers in: Log In Sign Up. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. In other words, Cheng helps reiterate what many race theorists including Spivak know to be illusory about racial categories while turning attention from causes of nane e. Oxford University Press, Inc.
Nov 03, Patricia rated it it was amazing. Two literary moments of hypochondria and assimilation are especially illuminating. Alexandra rated it liked it Sep 03, The Melancholy of Race should be fo both for its kf and for its politics. Grievance only is the guise of political action that, as has been charged by white opposition, often sounds like whining or vengeful retribution. Account Options Sign in.
Page 4 – Our decision, therefore, cannot turn on merely a comparison of these tangible factors in the Negro and white schools involved in each of the cases. Ferguson, that involved the problem of racializing Asians in this country. Through the “model minority” melacnholy, Asian Americans are used to deny black loss and sorrow by accusing blacks of not assimilating as successfully as Asian counterparts.