New Directions in Social and Cultural History

New Directions in Social and Cultural History

In this exciting new text, leading historians reflect on key developments in their fields and argue for a range of 'new directions' in social and cultural history.

Author: Sasha Handley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472580825

Category: History

Page: 296

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What does it mean to be a social and cultural historian today? In the wake of the 'cultural turn', and in an age of digital and public history, what challenges and opportunities await historians in the early 21st century? In this exciting new text, leading historians reflect on key developments in their fields and argue for a range of 'new directions' in social and cultural history. Focusing on emerging areas of historical research such as the history of the emotions and environmental history, New Directions in Social and Cultural History is an invaluable guide to the current and future state of the field. The book is divided into three clear sections, each with an editorial introduction, and covering key thematic areas: histories of the human, the material world, and challenges and provocations. Each chapter in the collection provides an introduction to the key and recent developments in its specialist field, with their authors then moving on to argue for what they see as particularly important shifts and interventions in the theory and methodology and suggest future developments. New Directions in Social and Cultural History provides a comprehensive and insightful overview of this burgeoning field which will be important reading for all students and scholars of social and cultural history and historiography.
Categories: History

Beyond the Cultural Turn

Beyond the Cultural Turn

A collection of engaging essays that look specifically at the effect of culturalism on history and sociology and propose new directions in the theory and practice of research.

Author: Richard Biernacki

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520216792

Category: History

Page: 350

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A collection of engaging essays that look specifically at the effect of culturalism on history and sociology and propose new directions in the theory and practice of research.
Categories: History

New Directions in Local History Since Hoskins

New Directions in Local History Since Hoskins

Utilizing the techniques developed by renowned local historian W. G. Hoskins in his landmark study published 50 years ago, "Local History in England," this book demonstrates how local history has evolved as a discipline over the last half ...

Author: Christopher Dyer

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 9781907396533

Category: History

Page: 288

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Utilizing the techniques developed by renowned local historian W. G. Hoskins in his landmark study published 50 years ago, "Local History in England," this book demonstrates how local history has evolved as a discipline over the last half century. Fifteen historians write about a variety of local history subjects that are significant in their own right but which also point to current trends in the field. They show how local historians use their sources systematically, from the nonverbal evidence of buildings to various types of electronic sources. All periods between the middle ages and the early twenty-first century are explored, covering many parts of England from Skye to the Kent coast and discussing topics that include social, economic, religious, legal, intellectual, and cultural history.
Categories: History

New Directions in Biocultural Anthropology

New Directions in Biocultural Anthropology

This volume gathers contributions from the top scholars in biocultural anthropology focusing on six of the most influential, productive, and important areas of research within biocultural anthropology.

Author: Molly K. Zuckerman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118962961

Category: Science

Page: 514

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Biocultural or biosocial anthropology is a research approach that views biology and culture as dialectically and inextricably intertwined, explicitly emphasizing the dynamic interaction between humans and their larger social, cultural, and physical environments. The biocultural approach emerged in anthropology in the 1960s, matured in the 1980s, and is now one of the dominant paradigms in anthropology, particularly within biological anthropology. This volume gathers contributions from the top scholars in biocultural anthropology focusing on six of the most influential, productive, and important areas of research within biocultural anthropology. These are: critical and synthetic approaches within biocultural anthropology; biocultural approaches to identity, including race and racism; health, diet, and nutrition; infectious disease from antiquity to the modern era; epidemiologic transitions and population dynamics; and inequality and violence studies. Focusing on these six major areas of burgeoning research within biocultural anthropology makes the proposed volume timely, widely applicable and useful to scholars engaging in biocultural research and students interested in the biocultural approach, and synthetic in its coverage of contemporary scholarship in biocultural anthropology. Students will be able to grasp the history of the biocultural approach, and how that history continues to impact scholarship, as well as the scope of current research within the approach, and the foci of biocultural research into the future. Importantly, contributions in the text follow a consistent format of a discussion of method and theory relative to a particular aspect of the above six topics, followed by a case study applying the surveyed method and theory. This structure will engage students by providing real world examples of anthropological issues, and demonstrating how biocultural method and theory can be used to elucidate and resolve them. Key features include: Contributions which span the breadth of approaches and topics within biological anthropology from the insights granted through work with ancient human remains to those granted through collaborative research with contemporary peoples. Comprehensive treatment of diverse topics within biocultural anthropology, from human variation and adaptability to recent disease pandemics, the embodied effects of race and racism, industrialization and the rise of allergy and autoimmune diseases, and the sociopolitics of slavery and torture. Contributions and sections united by thematically cohesive threads. Clear, jargon-free language in a text that is designed to be pedagogically flexible: contributions are written to be both understandable and engaging to both undergraduate and graduate students. Provision of synthetic theory, method and data in each contribution. The use of richly contextualized case studies driven by empirical data. Through case-study driven contributions, each chapter demonstrates how biocultural approaches can be used to better understand and resolve real-world problems and anthropological issues.
Categories: Science

Practicing History

Practicing History

These are writings that operatewithin the framework of the linguistic turn, yet seek to move beyond its initial formulation and reception.

Author: Gabrielle M. Spiegel

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415341086

Category: History

Page: 274

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"Gabrielle Spiegel presents an essential new collection of key articles that examine the current status of the debate over the 'linguistic turn', and attempt to rethink the practice of history in light of its implications. These are writings that operatewithin the framework of the linguistic turn, yet seek to move beyond its initial formulation and reception. The volume offers a synoptic overview of the last twenty-five years of theoretical analysis of historical writing, with a critical examination of the key concepts and positions that have been in debate. This collection delineates the emergence of a new 'practice theory' as a possible paradigm for future historical interpretation concerned with questions of agency, experience and the subject. Articles drawn from a mix of critical thinkers and practicing historians are drawn together along with clear and thorough editorial material. Complex ideas at the forefront of historical practice are revealed and made accessible to students, while for their teachers and other historians this new survey is an indispensable and timely read"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: History

New Directions in Anthropological Kinship

New Directions in Anthropological Kinship

The book comprises contributions from primatology, evolutionary anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology.

Author: Linda Stone, professor emeritus, Washington State University

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780585384245

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Following periods of intense debate and eventual demise, kinship studies is now seeing a revival in anthropology. New Directions in Anthropological Kinship captures these recent trends and explores new avenues of inquiry in this re-emerging subfield. The book comprises contributions from primatology, evolutionary anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology. The authors review the history of kinship in anthropology and its theory, and recent research in relation to new directions of anthropological study. Moving beyond the contentious debates of the past, the book covers feminist anthropology on kinship, the expansion of kinship into the areas of new reproductive technologies, recent kinship constructions in EuroAmerican societies, and the role of kinship in state politics.
Categories: Social Science

New Directions in Urban History

New Directions in Urban History

Author: Peter Borsay, Ruth-Elisabeth Mohrmann, Gunther Hirschfelder

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830956436

Category: City and town life

Page: 217

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Categories: City and town life

New Directions in Psychological Anthropology

New Directions in Psychological Anthropology

The contributors to this state-of-the-art collection are prominent figures in psychological anthropology, and they write about recent developments in this field.

Author: Theodore Schwartz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052142609X

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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The field of psychological anthropology has changed a great deal since the 1940s and 1950s, when it was often known as 'Culture and Personality Studies'. Rooted in psychoanalytic psychology, its early practitioners sought to extend that psychology through the study of cross-cultural variation in personality and child-rearing practices. Psychological anthropology has since developed in a number of new directions. Tensions between individual experience and collective meanings remain as central to the field as they were fifty years ago, but, alongside fresh versions of the psychoanalytic approach, other approaches to the study of cognition, emotion, the body, and the very nature of subjectivity have been introduced. And in the place of an earlier tendency to treat a 'culture' as an undifferentiated whole, psychological anthropology now recognizes the complex internal structure of cultures. The contributors to this state-of-the-art collection are all leading figures in contemporary psychological anthropology, and they write abour recent developments in the field. Sections of the book discuss cognition, developmental psychology, biology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis, areas that have always been integral to psychological anthropology but which are now being transformed by new perspectives on the body, meaning, agency and communicative practice.
Categories: Psychology

New Directions in American Religious History

New Directions in American Religious History

Clifford Geertz , The Interpretation of Cultures ( New York , 1972 ) , 452 . See also
Geertz's " History and Anthropology , " New Literary History 21 ( 1990 ) , 321-35 .
43. This was precisely the argument made in response to the 1970s social ...

Author: Harry S. Stout

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198027201

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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The eighteen essays collected in this book originate from a conference of the same title, held at the Wingspread Conference Center in October of 1993. Leading scholars were invited to reflect on their specialties in American religious history in ways that summarized both where the field is and where it ought to move in the decades to come. The essays are organized according to four general themes: places and regions, universal themes, transformative events, and marginal groups and ethnocultural "outsiders." They address a wide range of specific topics including Puritanism, Protestantism and economic behavior, gender and sexuality in American Protestantism, and the twentieth-century de-Christianization of American public culture. Among the contributors are such distinguished scholars as David D. Hall, Donald G. Matthews, Allen C. Guelzo, Gordon S. Wood, Daniel Walker Howe, Robert Wuthnow, Jon Butler, David A. Hollinger, Harry S. Stout, and John Higham. Taken together, these essays reveal a rapidly expanding field of study that is breaking out of its traditional confines and spilling into all of American history. The book takes the measure of the changes of the last quarter-century and charts numerous challenges to future work.
Categories: Religion

New Directions in Nursing History

New Directions in Nursing History

This collection of essays reflects the current interdisciplinary and international nature of the history of nursing scholarship.

Author: Susan McGann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134408498

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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This collection of essays reflects the current interdisciplinary and international nature of the history of nursing scholarship. Covering a range from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, this book draws on research from eleven different countries to address: the issues of professionalism within nursing the social and ethical issues which are woven into the relationship between the nurse/midwife and her patient/client the trans-cultural dimensions nurses create when they move from one culture to another and the recent developments in historiography.
Categories: Medical

New Directions in American Reception Study

New Directions in American Reception Study

This collection emphasizes that new diversity, examining movies, newspapers, fans, television shows, and traditional American as well as modern Hispanic, Black, and Women's literature.

Author: Philip Goldstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198043287

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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Contemporary reception study has developed a diversity of approaches and methods, including the institutional, textual, historical, authorial, and reader-response, which, to a greater or lesser extent, acknowledge the various ways in which readers have found texts-- literature, television shows, movies, and newspapers--meaningful. This collection emphasizes that new diversity, examining movies, newspapers, fans, television shows, and traditional American as well as modern Hispanic, Black, and Women's literature. The essays on literature include James Machor on Melville's short fiction, Kenneth Roemer on Edward Bellamy's utopian work Looking Backward, Amy Blair on the popularity of Sinclair Lewis's Main Street, Marcial Gonzalez on Danny Santiago and his Hispanic novel Famous All Over Town, and Leonard Diepeveen on modernist fiction and criticism. The theoretical essays on reader-oriented criticism include Patsy Schweickart on interpretation and the ethics of careand Jack Bratich on active audiences. Media versions of response criticism include Andrea Press and Camille Johnson's ethnographic analysis of fans of the Oprah Winfrey Show, Janet Staiger on Robert Aldrich's film version of Mickey Spillane's Kiss Me Deadly, and Rhiannon Bury on the fans of the HBO television show Six Feet Under. History-of-the-book versions include Barbara Hochman on the popularity of the 1890s editions of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, Ellen Garvey on nineteenth-century scrapbooks of newspaper, and David Nord on early twentieth-century newspapers' relations to audience charges of bias and unfairness. Poststructuralist studies include Philip Goldstein on Richard Wright's Native Son, Steve Mailloux on Reading Lolita in Tehran, and Tony Bennett on the cultural analyses of Pierre Bourdieu. The collection concludes with essays by Janice Radway on the limits of these methods and on the possibility of new forms of sociological and anthropological reception study and byToby Miller on the "reception deception" in relation to the worldwide distribution and reception of movies and television shows.
Categories: Literary Criticism

New Directions in Soviet History

New Directions in Soviet History

This volume presents work on the history of the Soviet Union.

Author: Stephen White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521893437

Category: History

Page: 228

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This volume presents work on the history of the Soviet Union.
Categories: History

Beyond the Reconquista New Directions in the History of Medieval Iberia 711 1085

Beyond the Reconquista  New Directions in the History of Medieval Iberia  711 1085

6 Now classic works which looked beyond grand narratives and the history of
politics and institutions in order to suggest a new approach to socio-cultural
historical study include C. Ginzburg, Ilformaggio e i vermi: il cosmo di un mugnaio
del ...

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004423879

Category: History

Page: 304

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Beyond the Reconquista: New Directions in the History of Medieval Iberia (711-1085) offers an exciting series of essays by leading scholars in Hispanic Studies. This volume subjects the reality and ideal of Reconquest to a decisive and timely re-examination.
Categories: History

New Directions in European Historiography

New Directions in European Historiography

Includes an evaluation of methods in contemporary scientific history as well as discussions of developments in French, West German, and Marxist historiography

Author: Georg G. Iggers

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819560715

Category: History

Page: 267

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Includes an evaluation of methods in contemporary scientific history as well as discussions of developments in French, West German, and Marxist historiography
Categories: History

History of Bangladesh 1704 1971 Social and cultural history

History of Bangladesh  1704 1971  Social and cultural history

Throughout the British period , Calcutta dominated the new urban culture . ...
were on the one hand recipients of new directions and ideas from Calcutta , and
on the other hand , centres of socio - cultural changes in the surrounding areas " .

Author: Sirajul Islam

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041651343

Category: Bangladesh

Page: 599

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Contributed articles.
Categories: Bangladesh

New Directions in the Study of Meiji Japan

New Directions in the Study of Meiji Japan

These essays on Meiji Japan, written by scholars from nine nations, reflect a determination to destabilize existing paradigms in the social sciences and humanities, in favor of a multiplicity of perspectives that privilege subjectivity and ...

Author: Helen Hardacre

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004107355

Category: Social Science

Page: 782

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These essays on Meiji Japan, written by scholars from nine nations, reflect a determination to destabilize existing paradigms in the social sciences and humanities, in favor of a multiplicity of perspectives that privilege subjectivity and the inclusion of non-elite groups.
Categories: Social Science

New Directions in Celtic Studies

New Directions in Celtic Studies

These ten essays by scholars from a number of disciplines, are part of a major research project that investigates the notion of the Celts and suggests new directions for future study.

Author: Amy Hale

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 0859895874

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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The primary aim of this work is to focus on contemporary issues and to promote interdisciplinary approaches within Celtic studies.
Categories: Social Science

Building with Our Hands

Building with Our Hands

This is the first interdisciplinary collection of articles addressing the unique history of Chicana women.

Author: Adela de la Torre

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520070909

Category: History

Page: 246

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This is the first interdisciplinary collection of articles addressing the unique history of Chicana women. From a diverse range of perspectives, a new generation of Chicana scholars here chronicles the previously undocumented rich tapestry of Chicanas' lives over the last three centuries. Focusing on how women have grappled with political subordination and sexual exploitation, the contributors confront the complex intersection of class, race, ethnicity, and gender that defines the Chicana experience in America. The book analyzes the ways that oppressive power relations and resistance to domination have shaped Chicana history, exploring subjects as diverse as sexual violence against Amerindian women during the Spanish conquest of California to contemporary Chicanas' efforts to construct feminist cultural discourses. The volume ends with a provocative dialogue among the contributors about the challenges, frustrations, and obstacles that face Chicana scholars, and the voices heard here testify to the vibrant state of Chicano scholarship. Trenchant and wide-ranging, this collection is essential reading for understanding the dynamics of feminism and multiculturalism.
Categories: History

The New Nature of History

The New Nature of History

5 New Economic History , New Social History , History of Science , New Cultural
History In 1980 the press of one of the ... titles like The New Cultural History , or
Beyond the Cultural Turn : New Directions in the Study of Society and Culture .

Author: Arthur Marwick

Publisher: Lyceum Books, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015073609144

Category: History

Page: 334

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Categories: History

New Directions in Irish American History

New Directions in Irish American History

This volume demonstrates how scholars from many disciplines are addressing not only issues of emigration, politics, and social class but also race, labor, gender, representation, historical memory, and return (both literal and symbolic) to ...

Author: Kevin Kenny

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299187144

Category: History

Page: 334

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The writing of Irish American history has been transformed since the 1960s. This volume demonstrates how scholars from many disciplines are addressing not only issues of emigration, politics, and social class but also race, labor, gender, representation, historical memory, and return (both literal and symbolic) to Ireland. This recent scholarship embraces Protestants as well as Catholics, incorporates analysis from geography, sociology, and literary criticism, and proposes a genuinely transnational framework giving attention to both sides of the Atlantic. This book combines two special issues of the journal �ire-Ireland with additional new material. The contributors include Tyler Anbinder, Thomas J. Archdeacon, Bruce D. Boling, Maurice J. Bric, Mary P. Corcoran, Mary E. Daly, Catherine M. Eagan, Ruth-Ann M. Harris, Diane M. Hotten-Somers, William Jenkins, Patricia Kelleher, L�am Kennedy, Kerby A. Miller, Harvey O'Brien, Matthew J. O'Brien, Timothy M. O'Neil, and Fionnghuala Sweeney.
Categories: History