Loading, please wait...

product description page

Racist States of Mind : Understanding the Perversion of Curiosity and Concern (Paperback) (Narendra

Racist States of Mind : Understanding the Perversion of Curiosity and Concern (Paperback) (Narendra - image 1 of 1
not available
Not in stores

About this item

Racism is a treacherous phenomenon with many faces. These allow it a remarkable capacity to co-exist with support for ethnic and cultural diversity.In a racist state of mind, real or imagined loss which is experienced as a narcissistic injury to the self, group or nation is often expressed in a nostalgic gaze that has become infused with a grievance and rage that is expressed in a wish to thwart the desire and emotional freedom of others. In this book the author suggests that the fantasy dramas of the primal scene provide an essential conceptual framework through which to explore and analyze how the developmental processes of mourning are sidestepped through a retreat to omnipotence and manic mechanisms. These offer the compensatory excitements of hatred, cruelty and violence that can lead to the collapse of a triangular mental space which damages the development of both curiosity and concern for others.Some of the predicaments and challenges of engaging with these states of mind are explored through the prism of the consulting room, group, organizational and societal life.
Number of Pages: 141
Genre: Psychology
Sub-Genre: Movements / Psychoanalysis
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Stylus Pub Llc
Author: Narendra Keval
Language: English
Street Date: February 9, 2016
TCIN: 16154935
UPC: 9781780490748
Item Number (DPCI): 247-25-1655
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.