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Suchet, M. (2004). Whiteness Revisited: Reply to Commentary. Psychoanal. Dial., 14(4):453-456.

(2004). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 14(4):453-456

Whiteness Revisited: Reply to Commentary Related Papers

Melanie Suchet, Ph.D.

In reply to Altman's discussion, the author explores in more depth the topic of whiteness, both her South African and American whiteness. She situates American whiteness in the history of slavery, Jim Crow, and the ongoing racial discrimination of the present. When Altman points to the author's unconscious submission to the regulatory power of the larger society, she postulates that her submission is to American whiteness. She notes that, in finding a new home, that which she wished to discard—a white racist identity synonymous with the oppressor—has reappeared, to be confronted once again.

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