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The SAGE Handbook of Historical Theory

The SAGE Handbook of Historical Theory

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December 2012 | 544 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The SAGE Handbook of Historical Theory introduces the foundations of modern historical theory and the applications of theory to a full range of sub-fields of historical research, bringing the reader as up to date as possible with continuing debates and current developments.

The book is divided into three key parts, covering:

- Part I. Foundations: The Theoretical Grounds for Knowledge of the Past

- Part II. Applications: Theory-Intensive Areas in History

- Part III. Coda. Post-Postmodernism: Directions and Interrogations.

This important handbook brings together, in one volume, discussions of modernity, empiricism, deconstruction, narrative and postmodernity in the continuing evolution of the historical discipline into our post-postmodern era. Chapters are written by leading academics from around the world and cover a wide array of specialized areas of the discipline, including social history, intellectual history, gender, memory, psychoanalysis and cultural history. The influence of major thinkers such as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault and Hayden White is fully examined.

This handbook is an essential resource for practising historians, and students of history, and will appeal to scholars in related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities who seek a closer understanding of the theoretical foundations of history.

Nancy Partner
Modernity and History: The Professional Discipline
Michael Bentley
The Turn towards 'Science': Historians Delivering Untheorized Truth
Lutz Raphael
The Implications of Empiricism for History
Jan van der Dussen
The Case for Historical Imagination: Defending the Human Factor and Narrative
Joseph Tendler
The Annales School: Variations on Realism, Methods and Time
Donald R Kelley
Intellectual History: From Ideas to Meanings
Brian Lewis
Social History: A New Kind of History
Postmodernism: The Linguistic Turn and Historical Knowledge
Robert Doran
The Work of Hayden White I: Mimesis, Figuration, and the Writing of History
Kalle Pihlainen
The Work of Hayden White II: Defamiliarizing Narrative
Robert M Stein
Derrida and Deconstruction: Challenges to the Transparency of Language
Hans Kellner
The Return of Rhetoric
Clare O'Farrell
Michel Foucault: The Unconscious of History and Culture
Ann Rigney
History as Text: Narrative Theory and History
Ann Curthoys and John Docker
The Boundaries of History and Fiction
Nancy Partner
Brian Lewis
The Newest Social History: Crisis and Renewal
Judith P Zinsser
Women's History/Feminist History
Bonnie Smith
Gender I: From Women's History to Gender History
Karen Harvey
Gender II: Masculinity Acquires a History
Amy Richlin
Sexuality and History
Michael Roper
Psychoanalysis and the Making of History
Kevin Foster
New National Narratives
Gilbert B Rodman
Cultural Studies and History
Patrick H Hutton
Memory: Witness, Experience, Collective Meaning
Benjamin Zachariah
Postcolonial Theory and History
Nancy Partner
John H Zammito
Post-Positivist Realism: Regrounding Representation
Frank Ankersmit
Historical Experience beyond the Linguistic Turn
Judith Keilbach
Photographs: Reading the Image for History
Valerie Johnson and David Thomas
Digital Information: 'Let a hundred flowers bloom…' Is Digital a Cultural Revolution?
David Gary Shaw
Recovering the Self: Agency after Deconstruction
Nancy Partner
The Fundamental Things Apply: Aristotle's Narrative Theory and the Classical Origins of Postmodern History

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