Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions shows how
the present is troubled by the past and by the future, using the
idea of haunting to explore psychoanalytically how identities,
beliefs, intimacies and hatreds are transmitted across generations
and between people. It deals with the secrets that we inherit, the
'pull' of the past, and the way emotions, thoughts and impulses
enter into us from others as a kind of immaterial yet real
communication. It demonstrates how past oppressions return,
demanding acknowledgement and reparation, and it explores how
recognition and forgiveness can arise from this. Rooted in
psychoanalysis, postcolonial and psychosocial studies, this book
addresses the question of what passes through and between human
subjects and how these things structure psychosocial and
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