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David L. Eng: Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation

November 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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In Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation David L. Eng draws on psychoanalytic case histories from the mid-1990s to the present to explore how first- and second-generation Asian American young adults deal with difficulties such as depression, suicide, and coming out within the larger social context of race, immigration, and sexuality.

The New Yorker’s Hua Hsu writes: “There’s a power in being able to recognize our struggles as the result of paradoxes we live within rather than seeing them as purely private failings. It’s a step toward imagining lives that we might be the authors of, with endings that we write ourselves.”

David L. Eng is Richard L. Fisher Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.

Presented by Eastwind Books of Berkeley & Ethnic Studies

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Date:
November 17, 2019
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Eastwind Books
Phone:
(510) 548-2350
Email:
eastwindbooks@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.asiabookcenter.com/

Venue

UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library
30 Stephens Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Phone:
(510) 643-1234