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ethics of impossibility Arrow vol 12 no 1 contents
About borderlands VOLUME 12 NUMBER 1, 2013


BOOK REVIEW

The Ethics of Impossibility

Mikko Tuhkanen, The American Optic: Psychoanalysis, Critical Race Theory and Richard Wright, Albany: State of New York University Press, 2009.


Stephen D. Seely
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

 

This essay reviews Mikko Tuhkanen’s The American Optic: Psychoanalysis, Critical Race Theory and Richard Wright through the theme of impossibility. The essay investigates Tuhkanen’s staging of several seemingly impossible encounters: that between psychoanalysis and critical race theory, that between sexual and racial difference, and that between Lacanian configurations of the Symbolic order and an ethics of transformation and becoming.


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