Postmodernism and History
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BeschreibungWillie Thompson offers a clear, jargon-free introduction to postmodernist theory and its significant impact on the study of history. This is a hotly-debated topic, and much of the literature is both polemical and inaccessible to the novice. Thompson, however, presents key ideas in a straightforward way, making these debates relevant to students' own work.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface and Acknowledgements
What is 'Postmodernism'?
Status of Historical Evidence
Problems of Representation
Representation, Narrative and Emplotment
Michel Foucault - Representation and Power
Representation and Relativism, Cognitive and Moral
Representation, Metanarratives and Microhistories
Pressestimmen''This book represents a significant addition to the growing literature on postmodernism and history. It is notable for its exposition of postmodern ideas, and discussion of their use by historians, in a single volume. It offers the most comprehensive overview of this subject to date.' - Dr Avram Taylor, University of Northumbria
Untertitel: 'Theory and History'. 2004. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2004
Seitenanzahl: 176 Seiten