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Postcolonial Theory and Psychoanalysis

From Uneasy Engagements to Effective Critique

  • Authors
  • Mrinalini Greedharry

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Introduction

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.

Keywords

critique psychoanalysis psychoanalytic theory structure

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