History in Person: Enduring Struggles, Contentious Practice, Intimate Identities

History in Person: Enduring Struggles, Contentious Practice, Intimate Identities

by Dorothy Holland, Liisa H. Malkki, Jean Lave, Paul Willis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1930618018

ISBN-13: 9781930618015

Pub. Date: 04/01/2001

Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press

How is history lived "in person"--in everyday, subjectively experienced events and practices? How does it shape the identities of individual people? The ten essays in this book explore these questions within a framework of conflict or "struggle," demonstrating how subjects' intimate self-making is related to their participation in what the authors call "contentious

Overview

How is history lived "in person"--in everyday, subjectively experienced events and practices? How does it shape the identities of individual people? The ten essays in this book explore these questions within a framework of conflict or "struggle," demonstrating how subjects' intimate self-making is related to their participation in what the authors call "contentious local practice."

Individual lives play out against a background of enduring historical struggles, which may be as general as conflicts over competing forms of capitalism or as specific as years of civil war in Guatemala. But such broad, enduring struggles are seldom addressed directly in people's lives. Instead, they are lived as they concretely intrude into local social practice. Local struggles--over strip-searching in a Northern Ireland prison, the futures of Hutu exiles in Canada, the building of a light rail line through a New York neighborhood, the identities of repatriated Japanese Brazilians--are starting points from which the authors show how local practices mediate between complex sociopolitical-economic struggles and the historically fashioned identities-in-practice that they produce and by which they are in turn constituted.

Together these essays, firmly grounded in practice theory and usefully adopting a dialogic perspective, show how enduring struggles, mediated through local conflicts, become "history in person."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930618015
Publisher:
School for Advanced Research Press
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Series:
School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
1History in Person: An Introduction3
Part 1Struggles in Transformation
2Engendering Violence: Strip-Searching of Women in Northern Ireland37
3Indigenous Activism across Generations: An Intimate Social History of Antiracism Organizing in Guatemala63
4From Women's Suffering to Women's Politics: Reimagining Women after Nepal's 1990 Pro-Democracy Movement93
Part 2Practices of Identity in Enduring Struggles
5Placing the Politics of Black Class Formation137
6"Tekin' the Piss"171
7The Identity Path of Eduardo Mori217
Part 3Futures in Contest
8Class and Identity: The Jujitsu of Domination and Resistance in Oaxacalifornia247
9Getting to Be British281
10Figures of the Future: Dystopia and Subjectivity in the Social Imagination of the Future325
References Cited349
Index375

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