Postmodernity's Histories: The Past as Legacy and Project

Postmodernity's Histories: The Past as Legacy and Project

by Arif Dirlik
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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Postmodernity's Histories: The Past as Legacy and Project

Challenges to the conventional study of history have been raised by the recent paradigm of globalization and by new intellectual transformations linked to postmodernism and postcolonialism. In this book the noted historian Arif Dirlik argues for a new approach to the practice of historical research. Moving beyond mere critique, he synthesizes traditional historical methods with new approaches that emphasize historical memory, indigenous writing, place based history, and the dual processes of integration and fragmentation in a globalized world.

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ISBN-13: 9780742501676
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Series: Culture and Politics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.86(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 How the Grinch Hijacked Radicalism: Thoughts on Postrevolutionary Histories Chapter 3 Revolution in History and Memory: The Politics of Cultural Revolution in Historical Perspective Chapter 4 Is There History after Eurocentrism? Globalism, Postcolonialism, and the Disavowal of History Chapter 5 Theory, History, Culture: Cultural Identity and the Politics in the Twentieth Century China Chapter 6 Reading Ashis Nandy: The Return of the Past, or Modernity with a Vengeance? Chapter 7 Formations of Globality and Radical Politics Chapter 8 Bringing History Back In: Of Diasporas, Hybridities, Place and Histories Chapter 9 The Past as Legacy and Project: Postcolonial Criticism in the Perspective of Indigenous Historicism Chapter 10 Places and Transcommunality: A Comment on John Brown Child's Idea of the Transcommunal

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