Experiments in Rethinking History / Edition 1

Experiments in Rethinking History / Edition 1

by Alun Munslow
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415301467

ISBN-13: 9780415301466

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

From two of the world’s leading postmodern historians, this thoroughly original collection of articles allows students and researchers to understand and learn important new ways of thinking and writing about the past.

This book includes a thorough two-part introduction on theory and practice as well as introductory material in each section that allows the

Overview

From two of the world’s leading postmodern historians, this thoroughly original collection of articles allows students and researchers to understand and learn important new ways of thinking and writing about the past.

This book includes a thorough two-part introduction on theory and practice as well as introductory material in each section that allows the reader to fully engage with the theoretical aspects of the book. It provides a deeper understanding of how to engage with the past today.

Fourteen thought-provoking experimental pieces of historical writing tackle subjects as diverse as lynching in South Carolina, the life of an eighteenth-century Marquise, and a journey to a string of Pacific islands, and demonstrates how little-considered factors such as the impact of emotions, authorial subjectivity, the confining character of boundaries, and even a sense of boredom with conventional historical writing practices, can intrude on historical practice

This text works as a Reader companion alongside the Routledge best-seller Rethinking History and provides students with an innovative, engaging and easy-to-read research tool to enhance all history-related course studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415301466
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction:
Robert A. Rosenstone: Practice and Theory
Alun Monslow: Theory and Practice
Self Relexive:
Introduction
1. Marjorie Becker: When I was a Child I Danced as a Child
Afterword
2. Greg Dening: Re-Writing the Beach
Afterword
3. Maria Theresa Hernandez: Reconditioning History
Afterword
4. Sumiko Higashi: Not a Kodak Moment
New Voices
Introduction
5. Chris Ward: Impressions of the Somme
Afterword
6. Jonathan Walker: Antonio Foscarini
Afterword
7. Bryant Simon: Narrating a Southern Tragedy
Afterword
8. Robin Bisha: Reconstructing the Voice...
9. La Dame D'esprit
Afterword
10. James Goodman: Blackout
Miniatures:
Introduction
11. Maureen Healy: Dictator in a Dumpster
12. Deverell and Igler: The Abattoir of the Prairie
13. Jesse Berrett: Liberace: Behind the Music
14. Golden and Toon: Rethinking Charles Atlas

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