Abstract

Abstract:

Black women, while equally subject to regimes of violence against Black men, find differing articulations within these schemas. I contend that the mourning we refuse for Black women, cis and trans, rests upon differentially affected responses to anti-black violence, not upon a gender differential in its structure and practice. Analyzing the psychoanalytic work of Hortense Spillers and David Marriott, I argue that a bifurcation between these two theorists reflects both a political and ontological impasse: a political disagreement about the promise of Black life and the aporetics of Black psychoanalytic discourse on the psychic purchase of Black absence and loss.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1092-311X
Print ISSN
2572-6633
Pages
pp. 124-147
Launched on MUSE
2018-02-13
Open Access
No
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