Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
From History to Theory (Paperback)
  • From History to Theory (Paperback)
zoom

From History to Theory (Paperback)

(author)
£24.00
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 03/07/2012
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
From History to Theory describes major changes in the conceptual language of the humanities, particularly in the discourse of history. In seven beautifully written, closely related essays, Kerwin Lee Klein traces the development of academic vocabularies through the dynamically shifting cultural, political, and linguistic landscapes of the twentieth century. He considers the rise and fall of "philosophy of history" and discusses past attempts to imbue historical discourse with scientific precision. He explores the development of the "meta-narrative" and the post-Marxist view of history and shows how the present resurgence of old words--such as "memory"--in new contexts is providing a way to address marginalized peoples. In analyzing linguistic changes in the North American academy, From History to Theory innovatively ties semantic shifts in academic discourse to key trends in American society, culture, and politics.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520274495
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm

You may also be interested in...

In Defence of History
Added to basket
Telling Lies About Hitler
Added to basket
Virtual History
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
What is History?
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Art Of Memory
Added to basket
£34.99
Paperback
History and the Enlightenment
Added to basket
Lessons of History
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Reappraisals
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Dead Certainties
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Theatres of Memory
Added to basket
The Pursuit of History
Added to basket
£22.99
Paperback
The Muqaddimah
Added to basket
£20.00
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.