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Author Brewster, Fanny, author

Title Archetypal grief : slavery's legacy of intergenerational child loss / Fanny Brewster
Edition 1st
Published London : Routledge, 2018


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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; 1. Archetypes of the collective unconscious; The collective unconscious; The archetypes; Archetypes, neuroscience and epigenetics; 2. The mother archetype; Goddess and mother attachment; African mythology within an African American context; African goddess: Yemoja; Attachment; 3. Rites of passage: Life and death; Traditional African beliefs; The life of Beng babies; Death and the future; Slavery, rites and rituals; 4. Slavery as archetype and the prayer of freedom
The nature of slaveryArchetypal complexity and simplicity; The color of depth psychology; The voice of the ancestors; The nature of freedom; 5. Mothering slave and the intergenerational orphan; Mothering slaves; The intergenerational orphan; 6. African Americans and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: Stages of grief; An American awakening; Kübler-Ross: stages of death; 7. Grief as anger; Hidden grief; The African American cultural complex; Angry black woman; The racial complex and African American women; 8. Archetypal grief; An enslaved childhood; Mother and child health; Archetypal grief
9. Mother, daughter, sonMother; Daughter; Son; 10. The female Africanist body; A historical perspective; Bearing sorrow; Body as narrative; The first freedom; 11. Mirror as symbol; Kensho: The Mirror of Self-Reflection; Myths and legends; 12. Influencing the archetype; Summary; References; Index
Summary Archetypal Grief: Slavery's Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss is a powerful exploration of the intergenerational psychological effects of child loss as experienced by women held in slavery in the Americas and of its ongoing effects in contemporary society. It presents the concept of archetypal grief in African American women: cultural trauma so deeply wounding that it spans generations. Calling on Jungian psychology as well as neuroscience and attachment theory, Fanny Brewster explores the psychological lives of enslaved women using their own narratives and those of their descendants, and discusses the stories of mothering slaves with reference to their physical and emotional experiences. The broader context of slavery and the conditions leading to the development of archetypal grief are examined, with topics including the visibility/invisibility of the African female body, the archetype of the mother, stereotypes about black women, and the significance of rites of passage. The discussion is placed in the context of contemporary America and the economic, educational, spiritual and political legacy of slavery. Archetypal Grief will be an important work for academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, archetypal and depth psychology, archetypal studies, feminine psychology, women's studies, the history of slavery, African American history, African diaspora studies and sociology. It will also be of interest to analytical psychologists and Jungian psychotherapists in practice and in training
Notes <P>Acknowledgements. Foreword by Inez Martinez. Introduction. Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious. The Mother Archetype. Rites of Passage: Life and Death. Mothering Slave and the Intergenerational Orphan. African Americans and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: Stages of Grief. Grief as Anger. Archetypal Grief. Mother, Daughter, Son. The Female Africanist Body. Mirror as Symbol. Influencing the Archetype. Summary. </P>
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Subject Loss (Psychology) -- History
Mother and child -- United States -- History
Separation anxiety -- United States -- History
Slavery -- United States -- History.
Jungian psychology -- United States -- History
Jungian psychology
Loss (Psychology)
Mother and child
Separation anxiety
United States
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781351839556