The Historian's Toolbox

A Student's Guide to the Theory and Craft of History

Author: Robert C. Williams

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765633280

Category: History

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Written in an engaging and entertaining style, this widely-used how-to guide introduces readers to the theory, craft, and methods of history and provides a series of tools to help them research and understand the past. Part I is a stimulating, philosophical introduction to the key elements of history--evidence, narrative, and judgment--that explores how the study and concepts of history have evolved over the centuries. Part II guides readers through the workshop of history. Unlocking the historian's toolbox, the chapters here describe the tricks of the trade, with concrete examples of how to do history. The tools include documents, primary and secondary sources, maps, arguments, bibliographies, chronologies, and many others. This section also covers professional ethics and controversial issues, such as plagiarism, historical hoaxes, and conspiracy theories. Part III addresses the relevance of the study of history in today's fast-paced world. The chapters here will resonate with a new generation of readers: on everyday history, oral history, material culture, public history, event analysis, and historical research on the Internet. This Part also includes two new chapters for this edition. GIS and CSI examines the use of geographic information systems and the science of forensics in discovering and seeing the patterns of the past. Too Much Information treats the issue of information overload, glut, fatigue, and anxiety, while giving the reader meaningful signals that can benefit the study and craft of history. A new epilogue for this edition argues for the persistence of history as a useful and critically important way to understand the world despite the information deluge.
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Schumpeter's Evolutionary Economics

A Theoretical, Historical and Statistical Analysis of the Engine of Capitalism

Author: Esben Sloth Andersen

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843313359

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

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Joseph Schumpeter’s views on innovation, entrepreneurship and creative destruction are widely cited in many fields of the social sciences, and are influential in policy and decision making, yet they have often been misinterpreted and misunderstood. ‘Schumpeter’s Evolutionary Economics’ fills this void of analysis by introducing novel interpretations of Schumpeter’s five major works, and tracing the development of his intellectual theory and framework. In so doing it places our understanding of Schumpeter on a new and firmer footing. Esben Sloth Andersen was awarded the Gunnar Myrdal Prize for 2010 for ‘Schumpeter’s Evolutionary Economics’. The Myrdal Prize is awarded annually for the best monograph on a theme broadly in accord with the research perspectives of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy.
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Comparison and History

Europe in Cross-National Perspective

Author: Deborah Cohen,Maura O'Connor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135945152

Category: History

Page: 232

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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History and Future

Using Historical Thinking to Imagine the Future

Author: David J. Staley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739117548

Category: History

Page: 175

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The book reexamines this long held belief, and argues that the historical method is an excellent way to think about and represent the future. At the same time, the book asserts that futurists should not view the future as a scientist might—aiming for predictions and certainties—but rather should view the future in the same way that an historian views the past.
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The Theory Toolbox

Critical Concepts for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Author: Jeffrey Thomas Nealon,Susan Searls Giroux

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742519947

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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An introduction to literary and critical social theory. Key concepts include: race, gender, sexuality, power, difference, reading, author, meaning, culture, history, postmodernism, postcolonialism, space, time, popular culure and mass media.
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The Theory Toolbox

Critical Concepts for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Author: Jeffrey Thomas Nealon,Susan Searls Giroux

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742570495

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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"This text involves students in understanding and using the tools of critical social and literary theory from the first day of class. It is an ideal first introduction before students encounter more difficult readings from critical and postmodern perspectives. Nealon and Giroux describe key concepts and illuminate each with an engaging inquiry that asks students to consider deeper and deeper questions. Written in students' own idiom, and drawing its examples from the social world, literature, popular culture, and advertising, The Theory Toolbox offers students the language and opportunity to theorize. Updated throughout, the second edition of The Theory Toolbox includes a discussion of new media, as well as two new chapters on life and nature"--"This text involves students in understanding and using the "tools" of critical social and literary theory from the first day of class. It is an ideal first introduction before students encounter more difficult readings from critical and postmodern perspectives. Nealon and Giroux describe key concepts and illuminate each with an engaging inquiry that asks students to consider deeper and deeper questions. Written in students' own idiom, and drawing its examples from the social world, literature, popular culture, and advertising, The Theory Toolbox offers students the language and opportunity to theorize. Updated throughout, the second edition of The Theory Toolbox includes a discussion of new media, as well as two new chapters on life and nature"--
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