Appropriating the Past

Appropriating the Past

CHAPTER 4 The Past People Want Heritage for the Majority? Cornelius Holtorf
Archaeologists are often very disappointed when the past portrayed and evoked
in our daily lives appears to derive from contemporary cliches and other ...

Author: Geoffrey Scarre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521196062

Category: History

Page: 353

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An international and multidisciplinary team addresses significant ethical questions about the rights to access, manage and interpret the material remains of the past.
Categories: History

The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past

The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past

The preface describes the method of appropriating past events to present needs
in a manner identical with the poem, preceding the collection On Virtues and
Vices, which uses the metaphor of a crown of flowers plucked from a meadow ...

Author: András Németh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108423632

Category: History

Page: 352

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Presents the first comprehensive study of the 'Byzantine Google' and how it reshaped Byzantine court culture in the tenth century.
Categories: History

Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin

RESCUE Certain forms of historical consciousness or appropriation of the past
are for Benjamin complements of mythical consciousness. It is in contrast to such
seemingly objective accounts that one can recognize more precisely the features
 ...

Author: Eli Friedlander

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674063020

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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Walter Benjamin is often viewed as a cultural critic who produced a vast array of brilliant, idiosyncratic pieces of writing with little more to unify them than the feeling that they all bear the stamp of his “unclassifiable” genius. Eli Friedlander finds an overarching coherence and a deep-seated commitment to engage the philosophical tradition.
Categories: Philosophy

Exorcising Our Demons

Exorcising Our Demons

CHAPTER FIVE THE REFORMATION JUBILEE OF 1617 : APPROPRIATING
THE PAST THROUGH CENTENARY CELEBRATION * History is not only about
time but also about memory . Individual and collective memory reshapes the past
 ...

Author: Charles Zika

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004125604

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 603

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This collection of fascinating essays explores the relationship between humanism and magic, the intersection of religious ritual, orthodoxy and power, and the links between witchcraft, sexuality and savagery in the visual culture of Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Selective Remembrances

Selective Remembrances

Appropriating. the. Past. Heritage,. Tourism,. and. Archaeology. in. Israel. UZI
BARAM I. Preface Amos Oz wrote, “archaeological digs have little to say to me,
even though roots in the past are important.” That formulation is jarring.

Author: Philip L. Kohl

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226450643

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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When political geography changes, how do reorganized or newly formed states justify their rule and create a sense of shared history for their people? Often, the essays in Selective Remembrances reveal, they turn to archaeology, employing the field and its findings to develop nationalistic feelings and forge legitimate distinctive national identities. Examining such relatively new or reconfigured nation-states as Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, India, and Thailand, Selective Remembrances shows how states invoke the remote past to extol the glories of specific peoples or prove claims to ancestral homelands. Religion has long played a key role in such efforts, and the contributors take care to demonstrate the tendency of many people, including archaeologists themselves, to view the world through a religious lens—which can be exploited by new regimes to suppress objective study of the past and justify contemporary political actions. The wide geographic and intellectual range of the essays in Selective Remembrances will make it a seminal text for archaeologists and historians.
Categories: Social Science

Rethinking Development

Rethinking Development

I am going to propose that development studies is presently undertaking a
significant 'rethinking' and as a route into the issues raised by this view I will
identify three ways of 'appropriating' the past of development studies. I will speak
of three ...

Author: Peter Preston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136855801

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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First published in 1987, this volume stresses the importance of development studies for sociology, as P. W. Preston argues that this field of study is emerging from the technical social scientific ghetto back into the mainstream of the ‘classical tradition’ of social theorizing, represented by Marx, Weber and Durkheim. Preston discusses the position of development studies in relation to the wider group of the social sciences in general and to sociology in particular. Using examples mainly from the study of Southeast Asia, he looks at the diversity of available ‘modes of social theoretic engagement’ and considers the work of the colonial administrator scholar, the humanist academic scholar, and the scholar who theorises on behalf of the planners, discusses the mode of political writing, and Marxian analyses of development; and considers the particular problems surrounding the elites of post-colonial ‘nation states’.
Categories: Business & Economics

Spinoza and German Idealism

Spinoza and German Idealism

Though Hegel decisively came to his philosophy while lecturing on the history of
philosophy at Jena, Schelling's style of appropriating the past varied throughout
his long career. At times he simply reproduces past contributions; at others, ...

Author: Eckart Förster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107021983

Category: History

Page: 285

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An extensive examination of the profound impact of Spinoza's philosophy on the German Idealists.
Categories: History

Boundaries Dynamics and Construction of Traditions in South Asia

Boundaries  Dynamics and Construction of Traditions in South Asia

The manner in which we construct the past is now acknowledged as an important
process in the writing of history. This involves appropriating the past, an act in
which the concerns of the present are apparent. Historical sources are used to ...

Author: Federico Squarcini

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9780857284303

Category: Religion

Page: 618

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This collection of essays features a significant selection of the specialized fields of knowledge that have shaped classical South Asian intellectual history, focusing on the different and complex processes employed during the 'invention', construction, preservation and renewal of a given tradition.
Categories: Religion

Reasoning With Who We Are

Reasoning With Who We Are

The same holds for theorists who often find themselves developing their own
manner of appropriating a past so as to illuminate, understand, and/or
problematize the relationship between elements of that past and the present. As
a moral ...

Author: Mark Redhead

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442227088

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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In this ambitious study, Mark Redhead explores versions of public reasoning in the works of six of the most important voices in contemporary political theory; Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, Hannah Arendt, Seyla Benhabib, Michel Foucault, and William E. Connolly. He identifies an important but as of yet unappreciated version of public reasoning--, one that provides creative and effective responses to questions at the forefront of liberal democratic political thought: human rights, security, and global governance.
Categories: Political Science

The Cambridge Companion to Orthodox Christian Theology

The Cambridge Companion to Orthodox Christian Theology

Rather, it is to make a claim about the process of continuously appropriating the
past that animates Orthodox theology (and, perhaps, to shed light on why Fr
Georges Florovsky regarded historical theology as having a special claim on the
 ...

Author: Mary B. Cunningham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521864848

Category: Religion

Page: 321

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This Companion focuses on the way Orthodox theological tradition is understood and lived today.
Categories: Religion

Critical Zone 3

Critical Zone 3

Repetition here it an act of [renting and crystalline; the engine ni'hisim-icsl mm'
entettt and also is the moment of appropriating the past by separating the details
Frurn its totality. It is :t n'ttv tn re—irlsert lht: Faiieti past that has been pushed out ...

Author: Douglas Kerr

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622098572

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Despite globalizing forces, whether economic, political, or cultural, there remain conspicuous differences that divide scholarly communities. How should we understand and respond to those discursive gaps among different traditions and systems of knowledge production? Critical Zone is a book series in cultural and literary studies that is concerned with current critical debates and intellectual preoccupations in the humanities. The series aims to improve understanding across cultures, traditions, discourses, and disciplines, and to produce international critical knowledge. Critical Zone is an expression of timely collaboration among scholars from Hong Kong, mainland China, the United States, and Europe, and conceived as an intellectual bridge between China and the rest of the world. The second volume of Critical Zone, as does its predecessor, consists of two parts. The first part includes original essays that deal with the concept and practice of "empire," as a collective response to the question of how imperial formations and operations, in the past and at present, should be examined in a larger context of international politics and how historical imperialism may be considered in relation to the conditions of our time. Part II includes two sets of translations of essays, first published in Chinese, about two recent debates in China: one on the canonicity of Lu Xun and the other on the problem of how to reform Peking University in the context of globalization. These two groups of translations are led by review essays that contextualize the debates.
Categories: Social Science

Jacobean Revenge Tragedy and the Politics of Virtue

Jacobean Revenge Tragedy and the Politics of Virtue

Early feminist attempts to link the past to the present tended to ignore or to blur
historical distinction: such studies have since ... to others possessing that same
faculty, we are in danger of underestimating difference and appropriating the past
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Author: Eileen Jorge Allman

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874136989

Category: Drama

Page: 212

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"The Maid's Tragedy, The Second Maid's Tragedy, Valentinian, and The Duchess of Malfi appeared on the English stage at a time when disenchantment with King James and nostalgia for Queen Elizabeth cast doubt on the traditional analogy between maleness and authority. In their sensational portrayal of politics and sex, these revenge tragedies challenge the dogmas of patriarchalism and absolutism on which James based his rule." "Focusing initially on the first three plays, Eileen Allman examines the genre's resident tyrants, revengers, androgynous heroes, and virtuous heroines."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Drama

Encyclopedia of Lesbian Histories and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Lesbian Histories and Cultures

What better moment to undo the misconceptions of the past and to reclaim the
histories and cultures that have been denied us? In doing so, we hope to be seen
not as appropriating the past but rather as making it available for all sorts of ...

Author: Bonnie Zimmerman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136787515

Category: Reference

Page: 862

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A rich heritage that needs to be documented Beginning in 1869, when the study of homosexuality can be said to have begun with the establishment of sexology, this encyclopedia offers accounts of the most important international developments in an area that now occupies a critical place in many fields of academic endeavours. It covers a long history and a dynamic and ever changing present, while opening up the academic profession to new scholarship and new ways of thinking. A groundbreaking new approach While gays and lesbians have shared many aspects of life, their histories and cultures developed in profoundly different ways. To reflect this crucial fact, the encyclopedia has been prepared in two separate volumes assuring that both histories receive full, unbiased attention and that a broad range of human experience is covered. Written for and by a wide range of people Intended as a reference for students and scholars in all fields, as well as for the general public, the encyclopedia is written in user-friendly language. At the same time it maintains a high level of scholarship that incorporates both passion and objectivity. It is written by some of the most famous names in the field, as well as new scholars, whose research continues to advance gender studies into the future.
Categories: Reference

Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures

What better moment to undo the misconceptions of the past and to reclaim the
histories and cultures that have been denied us? In doing so, we hope to be seen
not as appropriating the past but rather as making it available for all sorts of ...

Author: George Haggerty

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 9781135578718

Category: Social Science

Page: 800

View: 426

Beginning in 1869, when the study of homosexuality can be said to have begun with the establishment of sexology, this Encyclopedia offers accounts of the most important international developments in an area that now occupies a critical place in many fields of academic endeavours. While gays and lesbians have shared many aspects of life, their histories and cultures developed in profoundly different ways. To reflect this crucial fact, the Encyclopedia has been prepared in two separate volumes assuring that both histories receive full, unbiased attention and that a broad range of human experience is covered. Written by some of the most famous names in the field, as well as new researchers this is intended as a reference for students and scholars in all areas of study, as well as the general public.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures

What better moment to undo the misconceptions of the past and to reclaim the
histories and cultures that have been denied us? In doing so, we hope to be seen
not as appropriating the past but rather as making it available for all sorts of ...

Author: George Haggerty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135585068

Category: Reference

Page: 986

View: 499

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Reference

Roads to Berlin

Roads to Berlin

The nostalgia is understandable, and he is also familiar with the notion of staking
claims; appropriating a past to make the present more bearable is an option. The
softness of Romanticism calls out for the severity of Neoclassicism. But here it ...

Author: Cees Nooteboom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849166003

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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Roads to Berlin maps the changing landscape of Germany, from the period before the fall of the Wall to the present. Written and updated over the course of several decades, an eyewitness account of the pivotal events of 1989 gives way to a perceptive appreciation of its difficult passage to reunification. Nooteboom's writings on politics, people, architecture and culture are as digressive as they are eloquent; his innate curiosity takes him through the landscapes of Heine and Goethe, steeped in Romanticism and mythology, and to Germany's baroque cities. With an outsider's objectivity he has crafted an intimate portrait of the country to its present day.
Categories: Travel

Representation and Its Discontents

Representation and Its Discontents

... of all ages and nations have paved the way for us [haben uns vorgearbeitet]
and left us an immense capital" (1958, 2: 307). The desire for the recovery of this
capital harbors an ideology of collecting and appropriating the past and
mastering ...

Author: Azade Seyhan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 052091208X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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Azade Seyhan provides a concise, elegantly argued introduction to the critical theory of German Romanticism and demonstrates how its approach to the metaphorical and linguistic nature of knowledge is very much alive in contemporary philosophy and literary theory. Her analysis of key thinkers such as Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis explores their views on rhetoric, systematicity, hermeneutics, and cultural interpretation. Seyhan examines German Romanticism as a critical intervention in the debates on representation, which developed in response to the philosophical revolution of German Idealism. Facing a chaotic political and intellectual landscape, the eighteenth-century theorists sought new models of understanding and new objectives for criticism and philosophy. Representation and Its Discontents identifies the legacy of this formative moment in modern criticism and suggests its relevance to contemporary discussions of post-structuralism, orientalism, theories of textuality, and the nature of philosophical discourse.
Categories: Philosophy

Appropriating Shakespeare

Appropriating Shakespeare

However, in spite of this accelerating field of performance-oriented critical study
and the rise in appropriation studies that ... hierarchies by fetishizing and
appropriating past cultures (both “high” and “low”) for current countercultural
intentions; ...

Author: Louise Geddes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781683930457

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 154

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Appropriating Shakespeare argues that the vibrant history of Pyramus and Thisbe as an independent text affirms the place of artist as both consumer and producer of Shakespeare. The playlet’s four-century history is one that identifies Shakespeare’s value as a transformative agent of aesthetic inquiry.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Empire of Emptiness

Empire of Emptiness

... to what they appropriated except overblown taste and an ego - driven
enthusiasm for misplaced written commentary . ... restoration , renewal , and
renovation were understood as highly creative ways of honoring and
appropriating the past ...

Author: Patricia Ann Berger

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824825632

Category: Art

Page: 266

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It examines some of the Buddhist underpinning of the Qing view of rulership and shows just how central images were in the carefully reasoned rhetoric the court directed toward its Buddhist allies in inner Asia. The multi-lingual, culturally fluid Qing emperors put an extraordinary range of visual styles into practice - Chinese, Tibetan, Nepalese, and even the European Baroque brought to the court by Jesuit artists.
Categories: Art

Why History

Why History

Imagine a culture where it has become the norm to argue, rather as Ermarth and
Harlan do (or can be read as doing), for a way of timing time or of appropriating
the past in non-historicising ways. Then consider which elements of what ...

Author: Keith Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134712366

Category: History

Page: 248

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Why History is an introduction to the issue of history and ethics. Designed to provoke discussion, the book asks whether a good knowledge and understanding of the past is a good thing to have and if so, why. In the context of postmodern times, Why History suggests that the goal of 'learning lessons from the past' is actually learning lessons from stories written by historians and others. If the past as history has no foundation, can anything ethical be gained from history? Why History presents liberating challenges to history and ethics, proposing that we have reached an emancipatory moment which is well beyond the 'end of history'.
Categories: History