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Clinical Psychology | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences
racial discrimination, black men, work/life, work/family
With the data derived from the life-narratives of a cohort of six African-American men, this study is an attempt to discern the effect that racial discrimination may have had on the love/work balance that developed as each participant progressed through his life-arc. The varying degrees of love/work imbalance, in the lives of the participants, are examined using a psychoanalytic framework. Through the use of this framework, each participant’s work environment becomes derivative of the aggressive aspects of the id and the family, friends and community environment (love) becomes derivative of the narcissistic aspects of the id. Although the participants, to a man, did not acknowledge racial discrimination as an inhibiting factor, as each participant progressed through his life-arc, their life-narrative data indicated otherwise.
Brown, Joseph Ellison, "Psychoanalytic Determinates of the Love/Work Balance in a Cohort of African-American Men" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.