Race and recognition: the time of our singing.

RACE AND RECOGNITION: THE TIME OF OUR SINGING. Am J Psychoanal. 2016 Jun;76(2):140-60 Authors: Charles M Abstract Literature affords the opportunity to consider the racial fear, hatred and hostility that can flare in moments when the otherness in the human face occludes the common bonds that join us together. Richard Powers' (2003) compelling novel, The Time of Our Singing, highlights ways in which racial tensions continue to haunt us, impeding the efforts of successive generations to heal the wounds and move forward. In the novel, the parents' efforts to move "beyond race" leave their children utterly unprepared for the ways in which race informs and obstruct their experience, as what has been denied returns to haunt them. PMID: 27194273 [PubMed - in process]
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