In Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation literary critic David L. Eng and psychotherapist Shinhee Han draw on case histories from the mid-1990s to the present to explore the social and psychic predicaments of Asian American young adults from Generation X to Generation Y. Combining critical race theory with several strands of psychoanalytic thought, they develop the concepts of racial melancholia and racial dissociation to investigate changing processes of loss associated with immigration, displacement, diaspora, and assimilation.
October 15, 2019 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Free and open to the public
Humanities 1, Room 202
University of California, Santa Cruz