Writing History in the Global Era

Writing History in the Global Era

by Lynn Hunt


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Writing History in the Global Era by Lynn Hunt

Leading historian Lynn Hunt rethinks why history matters in today’s global world and how it should be written.Globalization is emerging as a major economic, cultural, and political force. In Writing History in the Global Era, historian Lynn Hunt examines whether globalization can reinvigorate the telling of history. She looks toward scholars from the East and West collaborating in new ways as they share their ideas. She proposes a sweeping reevaluation of individuals’ active role and their place in society as the keys to understanding the way people and ideas interact. Hunt also reveals how surprising new perspectives on society and the self offer promising new ways of thinking about the meaning and purpose of history in our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393351170
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/10/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 589,972
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lynn Hunt is Distinguished Research Professor at UCLA, former president of the American Historical Association, and author of numerous works, including Inventing Human Rights and Telling the Truth about History. She lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: History's Changing Fortunes 1

1 The Rise and Fall of Cultural Theories 13

2 The challenge of Globalization 44

3 Rethinking Society and the Self 78

4 New Purposes, New Paradigms 119

Notes 153

Index 183

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