Sally Alexander

Sally Alexander is Emeritus Professor of Modern History at Goldsmiths University of London; a founding editor of History Workshop Journal (1976-); on the board of the Raphael Samuel Centre, and advisory board of Psychoanalysis and History.

History and Psyche, Culture, Psychoanalysis and the Past, Palgrave, 2012, which she co-edited with Barbara Taylor, includes her essay ‘Primary Maternal Preoccupation: Winnicott and social democracy in mid-twentieth century Britain’. History and Psyche came out of the Psychoanalysis and History seminar held at the Institute of Historical Research in London for the past twenty years.

Recent articles include:

  • ‘Winnicott and the social democratic vision’, eds. Matt Ffyttche, Daniel Pick, Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism, Routledge, 2015.
  • ‘Review of Joan Scott, Fantasy of Feminist History’, Psychoanalysis and History, vol. 17 no.1 2015
  • ‘”Do Grandmas Have Husbands?” Generational Memory and Twentieth-Century Women’s Lives’, Oral History Review 2009
  • ‘Memory-talk: 20thc century London Childhoods’, Radstone, Susannah, Schwarz, Bill, eds. Mapping Memories, Fordham Press, 2009
  • ”A New Civilization?  London Surveyed 1928-1940s’, History Workshop Journal, Issue 64, October 2007, pp. 297-320;
  • ‘Eleanor Marx’s Political Legacy, self-sacrifice or self-realization?’, Women’s History Review, vol.16, no.4, September 2007, pp. 595-616
  • ‘The Witch and the Child: Women’s historical writing and the unconscious’, Woman A Cultural Review, vol.18, no. 3, November 2007, pp. 327-344.

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