shopping cart
nothing in cart
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
about us
upcoming events
Apr 5th - What is Narrative Therapy? [OASW]
Apr 12th - Trauma-informed Care Workshop [OAMHP with the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT)]
Apr 13th - Creating Space 13 [Canadian Association for the Health Humanities / L'Association canadienne des sciences humaines en santé]
Apr 14th - Responding to Suicidal Thoughts: Double-storying Hope and Despair [Narrative Therapy Centre]
Apr 14th - Literacy & Learning Conference: Coming Together for tThe Right to Read [International Dyslexia Association Ontario]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Open for browsing 9-6 Mon-Sat and 12-5 Sunday. Free shipping across Canada for orders over $150. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
Psychoanalysis, Historiography and Feminist Theory : The Search for Critical Method
Katherine Kearns
Cambridge University Press / Softcover / Nov 1997
9780521587549 (ISBN-10: 0521587549)
Psychoanalysis and History / Women's Issues
price: $50.95 (may be subject to change)
183 pages
Not in Stock, usually ships in 7-10 business days

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.

"This is a witty, acute, refreshingly modest, and yet far-reaching study that is arguably the first book seriously to challeneg from an informed feminist angle the received notions of legitimation, authority, and evidence in historical and literary narratives." Richard Macksey, John Hopkins University Press

Table of Contents

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

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2022

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / Sunday 12-5 (EST)

Click here to read previous issues.
other lists
Applied Psychoanalysis
Cambridge University Press
Feminist Theory
Psychoanalysis & Feminism
Psychoanalysis and History
University Presses
Women and Psychoanalysis
Women's Issues