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Making History : An Introduction to the History and Practices of a Discipline - Peter Lambert

Making History

An Introduction to the History and Practices of a Discipline

By: Peter Lambert (Editor), Phillipp Schofield (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th October 2004
ISBN: 9780415242554
Number Of Pages: 310

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"Making History" is a comprehensive textbook which explores the practice of history, historical tradition and the theories which surround it. Discussing the development and growth of history as a discipline and of the profession of the historian, the book encompasses a huge diversity of influences, and is organized around the following themes:
* The Professionalization of History: A study of the institutionalization and organization of history, including methodology, 'scientific' history and the problem of objectivity, and the primacy of political history
* Challenges to the Statist Paradigm: An assessment of the most significant movements in historical scholarship in the last century, including the Annales School, and the development of social and economic history
* Interdisciplinarity: An enquiry into the increasingly interdisciplinary trends in scholarship, revealing the interconnections between history, archaeology, psychoanalysis, sociology, anthropology, and literature; scholars from non-historical disciplines have contributed to provide a unique approach to a controversial debate
* Social Movements and Theory into History: An investigation into the penetration of theory into historical practice, examining the social movements and ideologies that propelled the change, including Marxism, post-modernism and gender history.
* Beyond the Academy: An exploration of the changes in historical practice with reference to film, 'amateur' history, heritage and popular culture.
With a conclusion that draws these issues together in an assessment of the relationship between history, power and politics, Making History offers a clear and indispensable guide to the subject for students of historiography, and theory and method in history.

Industry Reviews

'The book is well written with helpful notes throughout ... [it] should be read as it is important to understand the evolution of historiography.' - S.A.T.H History Teaching Review Yearbook

"They provide a challenging antidote to the nihilism of certain postmodernists and to the blinkered hostility to new ideas that some parts of the historical profession demonstrate" Christopher Parker, Edge Hill University College

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Professionalisation of History
The Institutionalisation and Organisation of History
Methodology: 'Scientific' History and the Problem of Objectivity
The Primacy of Political History
Conclusion
Challenges to the Statist Paradigm
The Emergence of British Economic History, c.1880-c.1930
The Annales School and Historical Writing
Social History in Germany
The 'New Social History' in America
Interdisciplinarity
History and Psychoanalysis
History and Sociology
History and Anthropology
History and Literature
Social Movements and Theory into History
History and Marxism
Women's History and Gender History
History, Identity and Ethnicity
Historians and the 'New' British History
Postmodernism and the Linguistic Turn
Beyond the academy
Historians and Film
Popular Culture and the Historians
History and 'Amateur' History
History and Heritage
Conclusion: History and Power
Further Reading
Index
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ISBN: 9780415242554
ISBN-10: 041524255X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 14th October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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