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Dying Metaphors And Deadly Fantasies: Freud, Baldwin And Race As Intimacy, Jean-Paul Rocchi Mar 2009

Dying Metaphors And Deadly Fantasies: Freud, Baldwin And Race As Intimacy, Jean-Paul Rocchi

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This article has for foundation a textual dialogue between Baldwin and Freud. It argues that the imprint left by nineteenth and early twentieth-century racial metaphors on the Freudian construction of gender and sexuality has reproduced the logic of racial differentiation within psychoanalysis. This can be seen, for instance, in the mutual exclusion of identification and desire and the role played by unconscious fantasies. Baldwin's exploration of American white consciousness provides the lens for perceiving this racial undercurrent in Freud's texts, and more particularly in his 1915 sketch of the fantasy. In this text, Freud underlines the double nature ...


Multiple Minority Identities : Queer And Muslim Arab Americans, Timothy A. Duvall Brown Jan 2009

Multiple Minority Identities : Queer And Muslim Arab Americans, Timothy A. Duvall Brown

HIM 1990-2015

People who are Queer Muslim Arab Americans have unique experiences, as their multiple identities often clash head-on with cultural expectations of their respective communities. To fully grasp the concept of someone who identifies as such, this thesis explores each minority identity individually, and then examines the interactions of all three identities. The Double Jeopardy and Intersectional Invisibility theories of multiple minority identities are explored in relation to people who are Queer Muslim Arab Americans. Scenarios are outlined in which each theory seems more relevant. Finally, community needs of Queer Muslim Arab Americans are discussed, with a focus on the opportunities ...