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Pleasure of Hating: A Critical Introduction to the Idea of Racism as “Enjoyment” is a Course

Pleasure of Hating: A Critical Introduction to the Idea of Racism as “Enjoyment”

Started Sep 17, 2020

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Thursday, September 17th from 7-8:30 pm (EST)-- Fully Online

Eligible for 1.5 CEs for LMHC and Psychologists 

Cost:

This event is free to the public, please use the promotional code ETHICSERIES2 to register at no cost.
 
This event is $25 for Licensed Mental Health Counselors or Psychologists seeking CEs for this lecture. Once you have registered for the class, your CE registration status is fixed and can not be adjusted at a later time. 

Description:

Why are so many everyday psychological accounts of racism ineffective? Historically, we are accustomed to thinking of racism as the outcome of ignorance or intolerance. Most approaches seem invariably to miss a central feature of everyday racism, namely that it hinges on a type of passionate intensity. This talk introduces the notion that racism entails a type of “enjoyment” (that is, a type of affective arousal) which is present both in the ‘pleasure of hating’ and in attributions of others as somehow excessive, as contravening cultural norms of enjoyment (by virtue of “their” music, food, religion, dress-sense and culture, etc.). A systematic exploration of a core set of ideas (libidinal enjoyment, resentment, the excessive other, and the moralizing dimension of racism) suggests that they might be more workable, indeed, essential, to how we think and act upon racism today.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Appreciate shortcomings both within everyday explanations for racism and within much of the psychological theorizing on racism.
  2. Consider what might be most useful - analytically, critically – about approaching racism as involving a type of passionate intensity or ‘double affectivity’.
  3. Reflect upon the double affectivity of racism as involving both a type of resentment and a paradoxical ‘pleasure in hating’ (or “enjoyment”).
  4. Critically evaluate both the distinctive contributions and the prospective shortcomings of a Lacanian psychoanalytic approach which views racism as “enjoyment” and as the perceived “theft of enjoyment”. 

Timeline and Requirements:

The course will take place on September 17, 2020.  This workshop is instructor-led and is a fully online experience. This will be conducted synchronously online via (Zoom) from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm (EST). 

CEU Sponsorship: 

University Counseling Services of Boston College is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. As a co-sponsor of this program, University Counseling Services of Boston College maintains responsibility for this program and its content." Participants will be eligible to receive 1.5 CE units from University Counseling Services of Boston College. 

The Lynch School of Education and Human Development is providing sponsorship for CEUs for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC). These credits are accepted by the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (Category I contact hours in Content Area I).

This workshop does not offer CEs for social workers or other clinicians not listed above. 

Fees & Policies:

Tuition includes all instructional materials. Participants receive a certificate of participation.

This event is free if you are NOT seeking CEs towards your license. If you plan on seeking CEs for this lecture, the cost is $25. Once you have registered for the class, your CE registration status is fixed and can not be adjusted at a later time.  

Payment is due by credit card at registration. Registration closes September 15th at 5pm. Refunds will be granted only up to the first day of class/program. 

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