"Female Subjects in Black and White: Race, Psychoanalysis, Feminism" is a unique collaboration between leading African-American and white feminists published in late May by University of California Press.
Berkeley faculty Elizabeth Abel, associate professor of English, and Barbara Christian, professor of African American Studies, are coeditors along with Helene Moglen, UC Santa Cruz professor of literature.
The 16 essays in the collection document the complex intersection of race and gender differences. Framing the collection are an opening section on the racial politics of reading and a concluding section, primarily by black feminists, on African-derived alternatives to and interconnections with psychoanalysis.
The two middle sections explore ways that questions of racial difference engage and challenge diverse schools of psychoanalytic theory.