Cultural History and Postmodernity: Disciplinary Readings and Challenges

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Overview

Poster charts the move from social history to new practices of cultural history that are drawing strength from poststructuralist interpretive strategies and raising issues found in feminist and postcolonial discourse. He provides close readings of Lawrence Stone; Fran├žois Furet, Michel de Certeau and Michel Foucault.
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Christopher Kent
Perhaps Poster's greatest merit, and no small merit it is in such company, is that he writes very clearly.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231108836
  • Publisher: Perseus (for Columbia University Press)
  • Publication date: 7/9/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Poster is professor of history at the University of California, Irvine.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 3
1 Lawrence Stone's Family History 14
2 Textual Agents: History at "the End of History" 38
3 Furet and the Deconstruction of 1789 72
4 Michel de Certeau and the History of Consumerism 108
5 The Future According to Foucault: The Archeology of Knowledge and Intellectual History 134
6 In Place of a Conclusion: History as Knowledge 153
Notes 159
Index 167
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