Postmodernism in History: Fear or Freedom? / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415305389
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/22/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. 1 Fear (the present) 1
1 Postmodernism and pomophobia 3
2 Postmodernism and history 27
Pt. 2 Contextualisation (the past) 59
3 Postmodern perspectives: some antecedents 61
4 Postmodern parallels: the transitions to modernity 88
Pt. 3 Freedom (the future) 113
5 Overcoming the constraints of modernism 115
6 History in postmodernity: from fear to freedom 143
Notes 174
Further reading 191
Bibliography 197
Index 205
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