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History and Theory

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Explore how theory informs historical writing

 

 

 

 

Author Biography

Sharlene Sayegh received her Ph.D. in History and Critical Theory from the University of California, Irvine. She has taught in the Department of History at California State, Long Beach for over 14 years, where she also serves as the department's core curriculum coordinator. She is the University's Director of Program Review and Assessment, helping to guide the campus into best practices for student learning and engagement. A winner of the university's Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award as well as the World History Association's Teaching Prize, she remains committed to enhancing student learning and to sharing ideas about effective teaching with her colleagues. She is currently working on a micro history of women and business in eighteenth-century London.

 

Eric Altice received his Ph.D. in History from UCLA and taught at California State University, Long Beach for several years. He is currently on the American History faculty for UCLA's Global Classroom/Social Science Education in Asia program in Nanjing, China.

Table of Contents

In This Section:

I)  Brief Table of Contents

II) Detailed Table of Contents

 


I) Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1.  The Importance of Theory in History

Chapter 2. Professionalization of History: Time and Science in the Historical Method

Chapter 3. Marxist History

Chapter 4. The Annales School

Chapter 5. The Transformation of Marxism—The New Left and Social History

Chapter 6. Environmental History

Chapter 7. Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction

Chapter 8. Cultural History

Chapter 9. Feminist and Gender History

Chapter 10. Subaltern Studies, Postcolonial Theory, and the History of Race and Nation

 


II) Detailed Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1.  The Importance of Theory in History

Empiricism or Theory: Does It Have to Be an “either/or”?

Case Study: The History of Slavery

Text Goals and Chapter Organization

Your Reservoir of Knowledge—Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Endnotes

 

Chapter 2. Professionalization of History: Time and Science in the Historical Method

History from the Ancient World to the Enlightenment

From Enlightenment to Progressive History (18th–19th Centuries)

The Move to Objectivity, Professionalism, and Critiques of Progressive Histories

Endnotes

 

Chapter 3. Marxist History

Marxist and Materialist Philosophy in Historical Context

The Influence of Marx and Engels on Twentieth-Century Historical Writing

Conclusion

Thinking Like a Historian

Endnotes

 

Chapter 4. The Annales School

The First Generation—Bloch, Febvre, and “Histoire Totale”

The Second Generation—Fernand Braudel and the Waves of Time

The Third Generation—Le Roy Ladurie and Goubert: Making the Annales French

The Fourth Generation—Roger Chartier and the Rediscovery of Mentalités

Conclusion

Thinking Like a Historian

Endnotes

 

Chapter 5. The Transformation of Marxism—The New Left and Social History

The British New Left

The American New Left

Western-European Marxism

The Global New Left—Dependency Theory and World-Systems Theory

The Impact of the New Lefts: Social History

Conclusion

Thinking Like a Historian

Endnotes

 

Chapter 6. Environmental History

Natural History Through the Frontier Thesis and the Longue Durée: Roots of Environmental History

Approaching the Environment—Material or Cultural?

A Global Environmental History

Conclusion

Thinking Like a Historian

Endnotes

 

Chapter 7. Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction

Modernism and Structuralism

Postmodernism

Post-Structuralism

Deconstruction

A Conclusion—Influences on the Profession

Thinking Like a Historian

Endnotes

 

Chapter 8. Cultural History

Interdisciplinary Origins

Early Historical Studies of Culture

The ‘Linguistic Turn’

Defining the History of Culture—Some Conclusions

Thinking Like a Historian

Endnotes

 

Chapter 9. Feminist and Gender History

Feminism—A Political Movement

From Women’s History to Feminist History

Gender Theory and History

Queer Theory

Conclusion

Thinking Like a Historian

Endnotes

 

Chapter 10. Subaltern Studies, Postcolonial Theory, and the History of Race and Nation

Europe and the New Imperialism

Postcolonial Theory

Subaltern Studies

Theories and Histories of Race and Nation

Conclusion

Thinking Like a Historian

Endnotes

 

Glossary

 

Further Reading

 

Index

 



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