Like other readers published by Cassandra Press, Reader on Interraciality and PTSD takes a cultural signifier or thematic topic, in this case the film Get Out, as a starting point for a larger political dialogue. Included in this thick, spiral-bound zine are photocopies of film criticism, cultural criticism, anthropological study, and psychological research that address the film’s themes of racial fetishization, black trauma, and interracial relationships.
Doctors Joy De Gruy-leary, Brenda Wade, and Gail Wyatt in conversation on the continuing bonds of slavery and their traumatic and sexual affects. 2005. Essence magazine.
Skin of Film, Laura U. Marks, ‘memory of images’ 2000.
Booker Cook unpacking the concept and effect of the DuBoisian double consciousness through to its potential reversal- cultural Oneness.
Bracha Ettinger, ‘a coil withdraws inside a coil. Or: traces of trauma of the other inside the autistic Kernel.’ text provides a psycho analytic mapping of the ‘sunken place’ from Jordan peele’s film, get out. + The potential for art working to transmit and unravel traces from the Real of the body-psyche in historically traumatic moments.
Frantz Fanon. the man of color and the white woman. black skin, white masks. 1952.
“Right-Brain Affect Regulation” - Allan Schore. The ‘sunken place’ in terms of brain function and traumatized dissociation.essentially strokes of trauma complexes- abyss experience, inversion experience.
“The White Wife Problem.” Carina Ray on her book Crossing Color Lines, a look at the inner dynamics of ghanaian interracial couples. 2017.
“What Becky Gotta Do to Get Murked?” Kinitra Brooks. 2017.
CASSANDRA is a publishing project by Kandis Williams, and Taylor Doran, and Jordan Nassar producing lo-fi activist and academic texts, flyers, posters, pamphlets and readers, in hopes of spreading ideas and sharing perspectives, promoting dialogue, and inspiring further and wider-spread political and social activism.