Trauma, Race, and African American Identity

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Conversation with the author of "Trauma and Race - A Lacanian Study of African American Racial Identity"

Jan Haaken talks with Sheldon George, professor of English at Simmons College in Boston about his new book, Trauma and Race: A Lacanian Study of African American Racial Identity. They discuss the murder in 2012 of an African American young man, Jordan Davis, by an older white man following an argument over rap music. George uses this case to illustrate how psychoanalytic theory can help us understand more deeply the ways that racialized imagery and racialized identities operate politically.

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