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Johnson, J. (2020). Being White, Being Jungian: Implications of Jung's Encounter with the ‘Non-European’ other. J. Anal. Psychol., 65(4):707-718.

(2020). Journal of Analytical Psychology, 65(4):707-718

Being White, Being Jungian: Implications of Jung's Encounter with the ‘Non-European’ other

Jane Johnson, M.Sc.

This personal account charts the changing relationship to a Jungian identity arising from the interrelated processes of understanding the roots of the colonial and racial ideologies that underpin Jung's thinking, and a developing awareness of what it means to be a white person in a system of racism that maintains white supremacy. This is illustrated with reference to the image of a black man appearing in the dream of the white author and with use of post-Jungian thinking to critique the notion of an objective, non-racial psyche.

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