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Desiring whiteness : a Lacanian analysis of race

Author: Kalpana Seshadri
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Series: Opening out.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Employing Lacan's theories of the subject and sexual difference, this work explores how the discourse of race parallels that of sexual difference in making racial identity a fundamental component of our thinking.
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Named Person: Jacques Lacan; Jacques Lacan; Jacques Lacan; Jacques Lacan
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kalpana Seshadri
ISBN: 0415192544 9780415192545 0415192552 9780415192552
OCLC Number: 42960693
Description: ix, 182 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: on looking 1 --
1 Deciphering Whiteness 11 --
2 Object of Whiteness 57 --
3 Whiteness and the elephant joke 79 --
4 Looking alike: or the ethics of Suture 103 --
5 What's in a name? Love and knowledge beyond identity in "Recitatif" 132 --
6 Discolorations 158.
Series Title: Opening out.
Responsibility: Kalpana Seshadri-Crooks.
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A compelling new interpretation of how we understand race, using Lacanian analysis to explore the visual discrimation we make between races, and including close readings of literary and film texts.  Read more...

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