Postcolonial Theory and Psychoanalysis: From Uneasy Engagements to Effective Critique

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Palgrave Macmillan UK, Apr 30, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 182 pages
Psychoanalytic theory has been the critical instrument of choice for colonial critics. This book examines why critics who are otherwise suspicious of Western forms of knowledge are drawn to psychoanalytic theories, and whether it is possible to use such theories without reproducing the colonial discourse that also structures psychoanalytic thought.

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Ashis Nandys Psychology of Resistance
44
Homi Bhabha and the Psychoanalytic Truth
73
Deleuze and Guattaris Critique
105
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MRINALINI GREEDHARRY was a SSHRCC Doctoral Fellow and British Council ORS Scholar at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, where she obtained her PhD in 2005. Currently working as an independent scholar, she researches literature as a form of ethico-political critique and lectures regularly on the culture of colonialism.

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