Mental Slavery: Psychoanalytic Studies of Caribbean People by Barbara Fletchman Smith

By Barbara Fletchman Smith

psychological Slavery is a different and well timed contribution to the sphere of trans-cultural psychoanalysis, casting gentle on a space formerly ignored inside mainstream psychoanalytic writing.Barbara Fletchman Smith examines the complicated results of the adventure of slavery and its impression on generations of Caribbean humans, with specific connection with households who've settled within the united kingdom. She brings many sophisticated insights to a desirable topic, drawing on her specified wisdom of many Caribbean cultures, either previous and current. via shiny examples from her medical perform, Fletchman Smith argues for a much broader standpoint at the concerns awarded by means of Caribbean sufferers, and the position performed in those through the background. false impression of Caribbean sufferers which, previously, have been blamed on racist attitudes at the a part of the therapist, is the following printed in a brand new gentle. even supposing the writer doesn't deny that racist attitudes exist, all through her ebook she provides a strong case for a extra discerning method of either the detrimental and features of the Caribbean event. it is a needs to for trainees, clinicians and all who've an curiosity in psychoanalysis and cultural studies.

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