racial unconscious


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racial unconscious

n
(Psychology) psychol another term for collective unconscious
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"The Cat's minstrel ancestry reveals Seuss's racial unconscious, indicating how his imagination resuscitated and revised early twentieth-century stereotypes." Then there's the fascinating but creepy episode of Roald Dahl's Oompa Loompas.
Subsection three--"The Psychoanalysis of Racism: William Pickens and the Racial Unconscious"--primarily focuses on Pickens' interpretation of repression and its workings within the psyche of white America.
In, perhaps her most famous book The Nargun and the Stars (1973), for which she was awarded her OBE, the huge rock-like Nargun is a powerful spirit creature able to move mountains while the tricky Potkooroks, Nyols, and Turongs are more impish so that the primary world of Australia's Hunter Valley is contained within the secondary world of the racial unconscious. In the face of some unwise criticism over her use of Aboriginal motifs, the Aboriginal poet Jack Davis, at a literary conference, rose to his feet and in ringing tones bade the author, 'Be brave Mrs Wrightson, be brave'.
Enwezor's claim is built on what he calls Simpson's "iconography of the racial sublime," but in most of her work it is more a racial unconscious and a set of uninterrogated racial fantasies that are performed, in which identity has a straightforward, indexical relation to a body photographed or filmed.