The Sage Handbook of Historical Theory

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  • Copyright: 2013-01-31
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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The SAGE Handbook of Historical Theory represents the first comprehensive overview of the theoretical foundations of History and the applications of that theory in historical practice. The editors introduces the core areas of current debate within historical theory, bringing the reader as up to date with continuing debates and current developments as is possible. The book is divided into three parts, covering: " Part I. Foundations: The Theoretical Grounds for Knowledge of the Past " Part II. Applications: Deploying Theory in Historical Work. " Part III. Coda. Post-Postmodernism: Directions and Interrogations. The SAGE Handbook of Historical Theory is an essential resource for practising historians, and will appeal to scholars in related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities who seek a closer understanding of the theoretical foundations of historical writing and textual interpretation.

Table of Contents

Part I. Foundations The Theoretical Grounds for Knowledge of the Past. Modernity and History History After The Enlightenment 1. Systematizing Historical Research Evidence, Archives, The Research Seminar of the 19c. 2. History as a Professional Discipline The Alignment With Science In The Organization Of The Modern Discipline In The Early 20th Century. 3. The Implications Of Empiricism For History. 4. The Case For Historical Imagination Defending The Human Factor And Narrative. 5. Social History Expanding The Reach Of History. Postmodernism The Linguistic Turn And Historical Knowledge. 6. Derrida and Deconstruction Challenges To The Transparency Of Language 7. Michel Foucault The Unconscious Of History And Culture. 8. The Return Of Rhetoric. 9. The Document As Text Narrative Theory and History. 10. The Boundaries Of History And Fiction. 11. Defamiliarizing Narrative The Work of Hayden White. 12. Humanizing Time The Work of Paul Ricoeur. Part II. Applications Deploying Theory In Historical Work. 13. The Annales School. 14. Marxist Theories Before And After The End Of The Cold War. 15. New Social Histories, And Yet Newer. 16. Intellectual History From Ideas To Meanings. 17. Women's History//Feminist History. 18. Gender I From Women's History To Gender History. 19. Gender II Masculinity Acquires A History. 20. Sexuality And History. 21. Psychoanalysis And The Historical Self. 22. Empire And It Consequences Postcolonial History. 23. New National Narratives. 24. Memory Witness, Experience, Collective Meaning. 25. Cultural Studies And History. 26. Environmental History. Part III. Coda. Post-Postmodernism Directions And Interrogations. 27. Post-Postmodernism and the Linguistic Turn. 28. Postmodernism And The Integrity Of History. 29. Post-positivist Realism Regrounding Representation. 30. Reconsiderations Of Historical Subjectivity. 31. Recovering The Self Agency After Deconstruction.

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