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The British projective test movement: Reflections on a queer feminist tale

Hubbard, Katherine (2018) The British projective test movement: Reflections on a queer feminist tale History and Philosophy of Psychology.

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In order to do queer history well a number of difficult challenges have to be overcome. Our understanding of sexuality has changed so much over time that historians must be careful and considerate when carving out ‘queer’ as a narrative. In this paper I will be outlining some of my analysis from my recent paper 'Queer signs: The women of the British projective test movement' in the Journal of the Behavioural Sciences and present some of the notable queer women involved in the early projective test movement. By paying attention to their queerness, in terms of their unusual and unconventional positions in a men-dominated early Psychology and their queer private lives, I add an additional lens through which we can consider early British Psychology. In reflection of this research I will draw upon two key issues central to this analysis. By reflecting upon the research project outlined here I argue it is not only important to recognise the work of these early queer women but also celebrate their work, their resistance and their unconventionality.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
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Date : 26 April 2018
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2018 British Psychological Society
Uncontrolled Keywords : Queer History, British Psychology, Projective Testing, Women’s history, Feminism and Feminist Psychology
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 26 Jan 2018 09:51
Last Modified : 26 Jan 2018 09:51

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