History Under Debate: International Reflection on the Discipline / Edition 1

History Under Debate: International Reflection on the Discipline / Edition 1

by Lawrence J Mc Crank, Carlos Barros
     
 

Examine new trends in the writing of new history—and what they mean to information science!

History has been devalued, causing a lack of career prospects for historians, a decrease in vocations to the history profession, and historical discontinuity between generations. History Under Debate: International Reflection on the Discipline is a recap of the

See more details below

Overview

Examine new trends in the writing of new history—and what they mean to information science!

History has been devalued, causing a lack of career prospects for historians, a decrease in vocations to the history profession, and historical discontinuity between generations. History Under Debate: International Reflection on the Discipline is a recap of the crucial Second International Historia a Debate conference, held on July 17, 1999 in Santiago de Compostela. This book details the comparative critical perspectives on history, historians, their audiences, and the coming trends that will inevitably impact information science. The in-depth examination provides innovative approaches to historians as they redefine their discipline in relation to the global society of the new millennium while presenting invaluable insights for librarians, social scientists, and political scientists.

History Under Debate: International Reflection on the Discipline examines how the writing of history in the twenty-first century is revitalized by international comparative historiography, thanks to new technologies and the multinational integration processes in economy, politics, culture, and academics. The first section discusses the Historia a Debate (HaD) Forum and Movement, detailing the need for change to restore history as a vital global subject in modern times. The remainder of the book consists of reflective and comparative views on the study of history and historiography as well as history in and about Spain and its relation to the rest of the world. The book explores new ways for moving the discipline beyond sources and source criticism alone to a different concept of the historical profession as a science with a human subject that discovers the past as people construct it. Included in this book is the English translation of the HaD Manifesto—a proposal designed to unify historians of the twenty-first century and ensure a new dawn for history, its writings, and its teachings.

History Under Debate: International Reflection on the Discipline includes vital discussions on:

  • "Linguistic Turn," Postmodernism, and Deconstruction
  • gender studies and social history
  • objectivity and subjectivity in historical interpretation
  • multiple views of history from differing times and places
  • history as criticism, literature, and reconstruction
History Under Debate: International Reflection on the Discipline is an essential resource that teaches historians, librarians, social scientists, and humanists how to use cross-border development and new global historiographic networks to bring hope for a future in history.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789026880
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface : history as a primary source
Ch. 1The return of history3
Ch. 2History under debate manifesto43
Ch. 3The linguistic turn and postmodernity among Spanish historians59
Ch. 4Teaching women's history in Spanish universities83
Ch. 5Centers and peripheries : writing and teaching medieval and early modern Spanish history95
Ch. 6The history of historiography : retrospective analysis and research113
Ch. 7History facing the perpetual present : the past-future relationships133
Ch. 8Recent trends in U.S. social history159
Ch. 9Historical information science : history in information science; information science in history177
Ch. 10The historian as subject and object199
Ch. 11Illusions about and underestimation of the role of sentiment in the historian's work213
Ch. 12"The end of history" : looking back and thinking ahead239
Ch. 13Globalization and historiography265

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >