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Approaching the Past : Historical Anthropology Through Irish Case Studies - Marilyn Silverman

Approaching the Past

Historical Anthropology Through Irish Case Studies

By: Marilyn Silverman (Editor), P. H. Gulliver (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd December 1992
ISBN: 9780231079211
Number Of Pages: 428
For Ages: 22+ years old

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In recent years the study of history has become a central area of inquiry within anthropology. While classical anthropology focused on the present, current approaches seek to "do history" by using a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches. "Approaching the Past" is a highly provocative and original volume that examines the issues, themes, and difficulties emerging out of the new anthropological concern with history.

Anchoring the discussion with a wide range of ethnographic case studies from Ireland, the contributors to this volume establish a sophisticated interdisciplinary dialogue and assess the degree to which anthropological concepts and methodologies can be applied to historical inquiry. With a variety of essays representing sociological, geograhical, and historical perspectives, "Approaching the Past" is an invaluable

contribution to a discipline that is expanding and reconstituting itself anew.

Introduction
Historical Anthropology and the Ethnographic Tradition: A Personal, Historical, and Intellectual Accountp. 3
Approaching the Past Using Irish Ethnography
A Political Orchestration of the Irish Famine: County Fermanagh, May 1847p. 75
From Fisher to Poacher: Public Right and Private Property in the Salmon Fisheries of the River Nore in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 99
The Languages of Belief: Nineteenth-Century Religious Discourse in Southwest Donegalp. 142
Appendix 4.1: Redemptorist Sermonp. 165
Appendix 4.2: The Peasant at the Shrinep. 171
Shopkeepers and Farmers in South Kilkenny, 1840-1981p. 176
The Early Twentieth-Century Irish Stem Family: A Case Study from County Kerryp. 205
Making the Documents of Conquest Speak: The Transformation of Property, Society, and Settlement in Seventeenth-Century Counties Tipperary and Kilkennyp. 236
Approaches to the Past in Anthropology, Social History, and Historical Sociology
Colonialism and the Interpretation of Irish Historical Developmentp. 293
Historical Anthropology, Historical Sociology, and the Making of Modern Europep. 324
The Anthropological Turn in Social Historyp. 325
Referencesp. 371
Indexp. 405
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ISBN: 9780231079211
ISBN-10: 0231079214
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 428
Published: 22nd December 1992
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 14.99  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.59