Postmodernism in History: Fear or Freedom? / Edition 1

Postmodernism in History: Fear or Freedom? / Edition 1

by Beverley Southgate
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415305381

ISBN-13: 9780415305389

Pub. Date: 07/22/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This original and thought-provoking study looks at the context of postmodernist thought in general cultural terms as well as in relation to history. Postmodernism in History traces philosophical precursors of postmodernism and identifies the roots of current concerns. Beverley Southgate describes the core constituents of postmodernism and provides a lucid

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This original and thought-provoking study looks at the context of postmodernist thought in general cultural terms as well as in relation to history. Postmodernism in History traces philosophical precursors of postmodernism and identifies the roots of current concerns. Beverley Southgate describes the core constituents of postmodernism and provides a lucid and profound analysis of the current state of the debate. His main concern is to counter 'pomophobia' and to assert a positive future for historical study in a postmodern world.

Postmodernism in History is a valuable guide to some of the most complex questions in historical theory for students and teachers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415305389
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/22/2003
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. 1Fear (the present)1
1Postmodernism and pomophobia3
2Postmodernism and history27
Pt. 2Contextualisation (the past)59
3Postmodern perspectives: some antecedents61
4Postmodern parallels: the transitions to modernity88
Pt. 3Freedom (the future)113
5Overcoming the constraints of modernism115
6History in postmodernity: from fear to freedom143
Notes174
Further reading191
Bibliography197
Index205

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