Experiments in Rethinking History / Edition 1

Experiments in Rethinking History / Edition 1

by Alun Munslow
     
 

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

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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.

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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 : practice and theory1
Introduction : theory and practice7
Pt. ISelf-reflexive13
1When I was a child, I danced as a child, but now that I am old, I think about salvation : Concepcion Gonzalez and a past that would not stay put17
2Writing, rewriting the beach : an essay30
3Reconditioning history : adapting knowledge from the past into realities of the present56
4Not a "Kodak moment" : picturing Asian Americans77
Pt. IINew voices85
5Impressions of the Somme : an experiment89
6Antonio Foscarini in the city of crossed destinies124
7Narrating a southern tragedy : historical facts and historical fictions156
8Reconstructing the voice of a noblewoman of the time of Peter the Great : Daria Mikhailovna Menshikova : an exercise in (pseudo)autobiographical writing183
9A prologue for La Dame d'Esprit : the biography of the marquise Du Chatelet195
10Blackout209
Pt. IIIMiniatures223
11Dictator in a dumpster : thoughts on history and garbage225
12The abattoir of the prairie228
13Liberace : behind the music231
14Rethinking Charles Atlas234

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