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Understanding Race, Social Class, and Culture Through a Psychoanalytic Lens

Lecture with Neil Altman, PhD


This lecture was an interactive dialogue, focusing on the ways the social categories of race, social class, and culture can be understood from a psychoanalytic point of view. The evening looked at the way “whiteness” is constructed in U.S. society, along with the implications for the racial and social class status of various ethnic groups in this country — and explored the intersection of racial, social class, and cultural categories, both in psychotherapy and in daily life.