Psychoanalysis, Historiography, and Feminist Theory: The Search for Critical Method

Psychoanalysis, Historiography, and Feminist Theory: The Search for Critical Method

by Katherine Kearns
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521587549

ISBN-13: 9780521587549

Pub. Date: 10/16/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book Katherine Kearns explores the relationship of history to narrative. She combines psychoanalysis with recent feminist theory to reveal the hidden assumptions behind the construction of any historical narrative. Her alternative approach, one she labels psychohistoriography, rejects the notion that certain historical categories are inalienably given. By

Overview

In this book Katherine Kearns explores the relationship of history to narrative. She combines psychoanalysis with recent feminist theory to reveal the hidden assumptions behind the construction of any historical narrative. Her alternative approach, one she labels psychohistoriography, rejects the notion that certain historical categories are inalienably given. By introducing insights derived from psychoanalysis and critical theory, Kearns expands our conception of what can legitimately count as historical evidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521587549
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/16/1997
Series:
Literature, Culture, Theory Series, #25
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
183
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Oedipal pedagogy: becoming a woman; 2. Strange Angels: negation and performativity; 3. Daddy: notes upon an autobiographical account of paranoia; 4. Telling stories: historiography and narrative; Conclusion; Index.

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