Critical Histories of Subjectivity and Culture
Series Editors: Barbara Caine and Glenda SlugaThis new series highlights the relationship between understandings of subjec-tivity, identity, culture and broader historical change. It seeks to foster histori-cal studies which situate subjectivity in social, political and cultural contexts.Some of these studies will interrogate and elucidate broad historical themesand periods, and cultural and social change, by analysing discourses aboutpersonal identity and subjectivity, others will focus on lifestories and repre-sentations of the self.The series will have no chronological or geographical limitations, althoughpreference will be given to comparative work and to studies which approachtheir questions in a broad transnational framework. As the emphasis on sub- jectivity suggests, questions about gender and sexuality, and national or eth-nic identity will be central issues in all volumes. Detailed studies should alsooffer a sense of the broad context of historical change: for example, questionsof national identity should be discussed within transnational and imperialframeworks.The emphasis on ‘critical’ histories is indicative of our interest in studies witha theoretical and historiographical edge, especially those that open up newhistorical approaches and problematise standard ways of dealing with subjec-tivity and culture.
Forthcoming in the series:
Memory and UtopiaThe Primacy of Intersubjectivity
Friendship A History
Barbara Caine (ed.)
Remembering Dispossession Aboriginals, Colonization and History