Released on 2007Categories History

New Histories for Old

New Histories for Old

Author: Susan Neylan

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press

ISBN: UOM:39015073869615

Category: History

Page: 312

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Scholarly depictions of the history of Aboriginal people in Canada have changed dramatically since the 1970s when Arthur J. ("Skip") Ray entered the field. New Histories for Old examines this transformation while extending the scholarship on Canada’s Aboriginal history in new directions. The collection combines essays by prominent senior historians, geographers, and anthropologists with contributions by new voices in these fields. New Histories for Old is a major contribution to understanding Native-newcomer relations, Native struggles for land and resources under colonialism, "Indian" policy and treaties, mobility and migration, disease and well-being, and questions about "doing" Native history. It will appeal to scholars and students in history, Native studies, geography, anthropology, and related fields.
Released on 2018-05-17Categories Religion

Theology and the New Histories

Theology and the New Histories

Author: Gary Macy

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532645938

Category: Religion

Page: 277

View: 837

Theology and the New Histories explores how Christianity, as an historical religion, is responding to the challenge of multiple readings of history—women’s history, history written from the perspective of minority groups, new sources of history, including those that are non-Western, and deconstructionist history. These new histories pose challenges to the assumptions of traditional theology. They also affect our understanding of the history of Christianity and of the development of Christian doctrine. Contributors include: Terrence W. Tilley, Justo L. González, Michael Horace Barnes, Vincent J. Miller, Elizabeth A. Clark, Barbara Green, O.P., Ann R. Riggs, Donna Teevan, James T. Fisher, Pamela Kirk, Ann Coble, Franklin H. Littell, Brian F. Linnane, and Margaret R. Pfeil.
Released on 2006-01-01Categories History

Old Books and New Histories

Old Books and New Histories

Author: Leslie Howsam

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802094384

Category: History

Page: 129

View: 158

Studies in the culture and history of the book are a burgeoning academic specialty. Intriguing, rigorous, and vital, they are nevertheless rooted within three major academic disciplines - history, literary studies, and bibliography - that focus respectively upon the book as a cultural transaction, a literary text, and a material artefact. Old Books and New Histories serves as a guide to this rich but sometimes confusing territory, explaining how different scholarly approaches to what may appear to be the same entity can lead to divergent questions and contradictory answers. Rather than introduce the events and turning points in the history of book culture, or debates among its theorists, Leslie Howsam uses an array of books and articles to offer an orientation to the field in terms of disciplinary boundaries and interdisciplinary tensions. Howsam's analysis maps studies of book and print culture onto the disciplinary structure of the North American and European academic world. Old Books and New Histories is also an engaged statement of the historical perspective of the book. In the final analysis, the lesson of studies in book and print culture is that texts change, books are mutable, and readers ultimately make of books what they need.
Released on 2007-10-01Categories Education

Handbook on Teaching Social Issues

Handbook on Teaching Social Issues

Author: Ronald W. Evans

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607528753

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 845

There’s no book like this one for educators interested in issues-centered teaching. More than 40 experts have contributed articles offering comprehensive coverageof the field of social issues education. In addition to a full examination of objectives and methods, contributors show how social issues can be taught as part of history, geography, the social sciences, and global and environmental studies. The challenges of assessment, curriculum, and effective teacher education are fully explored. With its teaching ideas and useful resource section, this book is an indispensable addition to your library! Contributors include: Shirley Engle, Anna Ochoa-Becker, Jack Nelson, Carole Hahn, Byron Massialas, Jeff Passe, Jesus Garcia, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Merry Merryfield, Patricia Avery, Sam Totten, Bill Wraga, Walter Parker, and James Shaver.
Released on 2017-06-26Categories History

New Histories of South Africa's Apartheid-Era Bantustans

New Histories of South Africa's Apartheid-Era Bantustans

Author: Shireen Ally

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351970693

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 815

The bantustans – or ‘homelands’ – were created by South Africa’s apartheid regime as ethnically-defined territories for Africans. Granted self-governing and ‘independent’ status by Pretoria, they aimed to deflect the demands for full political representation by black South Africans and were shunned by the anti-apartheid movement. In 1972, Steve Biko wrote that ‘politically, the bantustans are the greatest single fraud ever invented by white politicians’. With the end of apartheid and the first democratic elections of 1994, the bantustans formally ceased to exist, but their legacies remain inscribed in South Africa’s contemporary social, cultural, political, and economic landscape. While the older literature on the bantustans has tended to focus on their repressive role and political illegitimacy, this edited volume offers new approaches to the histories and afterlives of the former bantustans in South Africa by a new generation of scholars. This book was originally published as various special issues of the South African Historical Journal.
Released on 2016-12-01Categories History

Encyclopedia of Chinese History

Encyclopedia of Chinese History

Author: Michael Dillon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317817154

Category: History

Page: 862

View: 982

China has become accessible to the west in the last twenty years in a way that was not possible in the previous thirty. The number of westerners travelling to China to study, for business or for tourism has increased dramatically and there has been a corresponding increase in interest in Chinese culture, society and economy and increasing coverage of contemporary China in the media. Our understanding of China’s history has also been evolving. The study of history in the People’s Republic of China during the Mao Zedong period was strictly regulated and primary sources were rarely available to westerners or even to most Chinese historians. Now that the Chinese archives are open to researchers, there is a growing body of academic expertise on history in China that is open to western analysis and historical methods. This has in many ways changed the way that Chinese history, particularly the modern period, is viewed. The Encyclopedia of Chinese History covers the entire span of Chinese history from the period known primarily through archaeology to the present day. Treating Chinese history in the broadest sense, the Encyclopedia includes coverage of the frontier regions of Manchuria, Mongolia, Xinjiang and Tibet that have played such an important role in the history of China Proper and will also include material on Taiwan, and on the Chinese diaspora. In A-Z format with entries written by experts in the field of Chinese Studies, the Encyclopedia will be an invaluable resource for students of Chinese history, politics and culture.
Released on 2022-01-01Categories Social Science

Nationalism, Terrorism, Patriotism

Nationalism, Terrorism, Patriotism

Author: Yamuna Sangarasivam

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030826659

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

View: 230

This book examines the intersecting forces of nationalism, terrorism, and patriotism that normalize an acceptance of the global war on terror as essential to maintaining freedom and democracy as defined by white nation-states. Readers are introduced to speculative ethnography: an experimental methodology that bends time and space through the practice of avant-garde poetics. This study conceptualizes terrorism as a place of colonial encounters between soldiers, insurgents, civilians, and leaders of nation-states. The tactics of suicide bombings employed by the Tamil nationalist movement, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, are juxtaposed with drone strikes in asymmetric warfare where violence becomes a means of dialogue. Each chapter weaves seemingly disparate narratives from multiple experiences and sites of war, inviting readers to witness the condition of getting lost in that willful attachment to killing and being killed in service of patriotic pride and national belonging.
Released on 2011-05-05Categories Social Science

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

Author: Robert H. Binstock

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080495187

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

View: 830

The Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the social aspects of aging. The 25 chapters are divided into four sections discussing Aging and Time, Aging and Social Structure, Social Factors and Social Institutions, and Aging and Society. Within this context, aging is examined from the perspectives of many disciplines and professions including anthropology, bioethics, demography, economics, epidemiology, law, political science, psychology, and sociology. The Sixth Edition of the Handbook is virtually 100% new material. Seventeen chapters are on subjects not carried in the previous edition. Seven topics were carried over from the previous edition but written by new authors with fresh perspectives and brought up to date. Some of the exciting new topics include social relationships in late life, technological change and aging, religion and aging, lifestyle and aging, perceived quality of life, economic security in retirement, and aging and the law. There is also a greater emphasis on international perspectives, particularly in chapters on aging and politics, diversity and aging, and immigration. The Handbook will be of use to researchers and professional practitioners working with the aged. It is also suitable for use as a course text for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on aging and the social sciences.
Released on 2016-08-12Categories History

The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism

The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism

Author: Edward Cavanagh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134828548

Category: History

Page: 470

View: 718

The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism examines the global history of settler colonialism as a distinct mode of domination from ancient times to the present day. It explores the ways in which new polities were established in freshly discovered ‘New Worlds’, and covers the history of many countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Japan, South Africa, Liberia, Algeria, Canada, and the USA. Chronologically as well as geographically wide-reaching, this volume focuses on an extensive array of topics and regions ranging from settler colonialism in the Neo-Assyrian and Roman empires, to relationships between indigenes and newcomers in New Spain and the early Mexican republic, to the settler-dominated polities of Africa during the twentieth century. Its twenty-nine inter-disciplinary chapters focus on single colonies or on regional developments that straddle the borders of present-day states, on successful settlements that would go on to become powerful settler nations, on failed settler colonies, and on the historiographies of these experiences. Taking a fundamentally international approach to the topic, this book analyses the varied experiences of settler colonialism in countries around the world. With a synthesizing yet original introduction, this is a landmark contribution to the emerging field of settler colonial studies and will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in the global history of imperialism and colonialism.
Released on 2013-10-18Categories Political Science

Elie Kedourie's Approaches to History and Political Theory

Elie Kedourie's Approaches to History and Political Theory

Author: Sylvia Kedourie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317970194

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 931

Elie Kedourie was one of the twentieth century’s most important and controversial historians of the Middle East. He redefined the landscape of the field by challenging the notion that the West’s imperial domination of the region spawned nationalism in Arab countries. In a long career lecturing in politics at the London School of Economics, Kedourie inspired a generation of political scientists and politicians. A dedicated scholar and meticulous teacher, he founded Middle Eastern Studies, a journal which, forty years after its launch, remains one of the leading publications in the field and a monument to his work. Bringing together some of the most distinguished figures in Middle Eastern studies, this collection evaluates Kedourie’s contribution to Middle Eastern history and political thought and assesses the impact of his scholarly legacy. The volume contains a complete bibliography of his writing and was previously published as a special issue of Middle Eastern Studies.
Released on 2015-01-27Categories Fiction

Darkness at Noon

Darkness at Noon

Author: Arthur Koestler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476785554

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 835

First published in 1941, a classic portrait of a Soviet revolutionary who is imprisoned and tortured under Stalin's rule finds him agonizingly reflecting on his ironic career under the totalitarian movement.
Released on 2003Categories History

Virginia Reconsidered

Virginia Reconsidered

Author: Kevin R. Hardwick

Publisher:

ISBN: 0813922275

Category: History

Page: 459

View: 150

In their introduction to Virginia Reconsidered, Kevin Hardwick and Warren Hofstra note that "Virginia’s history is powerfully situated, in both the popular and the scholarly imagination." Even recalling only a handful of the many memorable figures and events of Virginia history—George Washington, Stonewall Jackson, Patrick Henry’s declamation at St. John’s Church—it is difficult to disagree. But Virginia Reconsidered,a richly diverse and innovative collection of pioneering essays, goes beyond simply recounting the exploits of famous figures or the major turning points in the state’s history. Probing deep currents of historical change and the revealing experiences of lesser-known Virginians, the fourteen essays offer teachers and general readers a fuller approach to Virginia’s history, one that gives important context to the state’s disparate people and events. Darrett B. and Anita H. Rutman’s essay on seventeenth-century Middlesex County, for example, details the decades-long effort of men like Arthur Nash to buy land and the struggle of subsequent generations to make the land into viable farms. This essay provides both a tale of economic independence and a history of early Virginia land development in miniature. Woody Holton explores the aspirations of enslaved Virginians during the revolutionary crisis, and demonstrates the connections between their hopes and actions and the decision of Virginia’s planters to declare independence from Great Britain. Essays like Holton’s investigate the fascinating but forgotten corners of Virginia history that are indeed its true foundation o Stephen V. Ash, University of Tennessee, Knoxville o Fred Arthur Bailey, Abilene Christian University o Thomas E. Buckley, S.J., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley/ Graduate Theological Union o Gregory Michael Dorr, University of Alabama o J. Frederick Fausz, University of Missouri, St. Louis o Elna C. Green, Florida State University o Jack P. Greene, Johns Hopkins University o Kevin R. Hardwick, James Madison University o Warren R. Hofstra, Shenandoah University o Woody Holton, University of Richmond o Deborah A. Lee, George Mason University o Jan Lewis, Rutgers University, Newark o Edmund S. Morgan, Yale University, Emeritus o the late Anita H. Rutman o the late Darrett B. Rutman o J. Douglas Smith, Occidental College o Elizabeth R. Varon, Wellesley College