This essential new book presents a discussion of racial relations, Jungian psychology, and politics as a dialogue between two Jungian analysts of different nationalities and ethnicities, providing insight into a previously unexplored area of Jungian psychology.
Racial Legacies explores themes and historical events from the perspective of each author, and through the lens of psychology, politics, and race, in the hopes of creating meaningful racial relationships. The historical ways the past has affected the author’s ancestors and their own lives today, is explored in detail through essays and dialogue, demonstrating that past racial legacies continue to bind on both conscious and unconscious levels.
This book distinguishes itself from other texts as the first of its kind to present a racial dialogue in the context of Jungian psychology. It will be of great value to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, and students of Depth and Analytical Psychology.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Imagining our ancestors 3. The legacy of the Atlantic slave trade 4. The Ties that Bind: The Racial Complex 5. The creation of the ‘Other’ 6. Modern psychology and its influences 7. Colour Matters 8. The Politics of Race 9. Closing Reflections.
About the Authors:
Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., M.F.A. is a Jungian analyst and Professor of Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, USA.
Helen Morgan is a Fellow of the British Psychotherapy Foundation and is a training analyst and supervisor for the Jungian Analytic Association within the BPF.