The Political Mind Seminar on Racism

Beyond the Blues:The Racial Unconscious and Collective Memory

Friday 17 July 2020
6.00pm - 8.00pm  
Beyond the Blues:The Racial Unconscious and Collective Memory
By Professor Eli Zaretsky 


Despite or maybe because of the horrors of our past, slavery, apartheid and the Holocaust, we are again confronted with the iniquities of racial inequality. 

Racial reparation requires an acknowledgment of and responsibility for the terrible harms committed. Racism in contrast is a powerful and destructive defence, against this.

In this lecture Professor Zaretsky shows how Black activists and writers drew on psychoanalysis to understand the roots of racial violence. He is a professor of history at the New School for Social Research. His previous works include secrets of the Soul: A Social and Culture History of Psychoanalysis (2004) and Why America Needs a Left: A Historical Argument(2012).

Discussions with Fakhry Davids and Maxine Dennis 
Chair: Sharon Numa

PLEASE NOTE: This lecture will be delivered remotely via Zoom

By registering you will get access to the live and recorded version of this lecture.

Students trainees, unwaged and retired are able to purchase at the concession rate.

Views and opinions expressed by speakers are their own and do not represent the views or opinions of the Institute, event organisers or other speakers.


July 17th, 2020 6:00 PM   to   8:00 PM
Institute of Psychoanalysis
Byron House, 112A Shirland Road
London W9 2BT
United Kingdom

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Phone: 020 7563 5017
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Full price £ 25.00
Concession £ 15.00
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Full price £ 25
Concession £ 15