Writing prejudices : the psychoanalysis and pedagogy of discrimination from Shakespeare to Toni Morrison (Book, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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Writing prejudices : the psychoanalysis and pedagogy of discrimination from Shakespeare to Toni Morrison

Author: Robert Samuels
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2001.
Series: SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Writing Prejudices addresses critical attempts to undermine prejudice through education in general, and literary studies in particular. Robert Samuels argues that these attempts often fail because they do not take into account the different forms of prejudice, the role played by homophobia in racism and sexism, the structure of what Lacan calls symbolic castration, and the unconscious foundations of cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Joseph Conrad; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; William Shakespeare; Toni Morrison
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Samuels
ISBN: 0791448754 9780791448755 0791448762 9780791448762
OCLC Number: 43913282
Description: ix, 196 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Racism, sexism, and homophobia in Othello --
The cycle of prejudice in Shakespeare's miscegenating Sonnets --
The Tempest: colonial desire, homophobic racism, and the ideological structures of prejudice --
Frankenstein's homosocial colonial desire --
The heart of darkness and homophobic colonial desire --
Internalized racism and the structures of prejudice in The bluest eye --
Beloved: psychoanalytic cultural criticism and the national unconscious --
Conclusion.
Series Title: SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture.
Responsibility: Robert Samuels.

Abstract:

"Writing Prejudices addresses critical attempts to undermine prejudice through education in general, and literary studies in particular. Robert Samuels argues that these attempts often fail because they do not take into account the different forms of prejudice, the role played by homophobia in racism and sexism, the structure of what Lacan calls symbolic castration, and the unconscious foundations of cultural formations. Addressing these deficiencies, Samuels uses psychoanalytic theory to examine the manifestations of racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, and homophobia in the works of Shakespeare, Mary Shelley, Joseph Conard, and Toni Morrison, showing how these distinct modes of oppression feed off of each other and the diverse ways that cultural critics can work to undermine them."--Jacket.

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