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Postsocial History : An Introduction - Miguel A. Cabrera

Postsocial History

An Introduction

By: Miguel A. Cabrera, Patrick Joyce (Foreword by), Marie McMahon (Translator)

Paperback Published: 7th February 2005
ISBN: 9780739107720
Number Of Pages: 192

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In Postsocial History: An Introduction, historian Miguel A. Cabrera points to the crisis of modernity as a locus for the collapse of social historical models. Previously established theories of social change and social relations are proving insufficient, calling for the emergence of a new social historical theory. Cabrera finds the answer in language, which, more than being a mere communicative tool, he believes to be capable of playing an active role in the forces of social change. Postsocial History is a lucid and unprecedented account of the need for a new, modern theoretical model. By arguing convincingly for the inclusion of language in that model, Cabrera awakens a revolutionary new approach to historiography. This book will prove indispensable to historians, and to social scientists in general, who are dissatisfied with the old paradigms and seek new ways of addressing the challenges of social research.

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Few works as carefully review, with the same degree of nuance and understanding, the postulates, implications, and historiographical entailments of the linguistic turn for historical writing.--Gabrielle M. Spiegel, Johns Hopkins University

The Background: From Social History to the New Cultural Historyp. 1
Beyond the Cultural Turn: Discourse and Postsocial Historyp. 19
The Discursive Construction of Social Realityp. 43
The Making of Interests and Identitiesp. 61
A New Concept of Social Actionp. 95
Conclusion: A New Agenda for Historical Studiesp. 123
Notesp. 127
Bibliographyp. 149
Indexp. 159
About the Authorp. 163
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ISBN: 9780739107720
ISBN-10: 0739107720
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 7th February 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 16.1  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.29

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