The Varieties of Historical Experience

 
 
Routledge (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 2. April 2019
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 14 Seiten
978-1-138-31514-3 (ISBN)
 
This book considers how history is not just objectively lived but subjectively experienced by people in the process of orienting their present toward the past. It analyses affectivity in historical experience, examines the digital mediation of history, and assesses the current politics of competing historical genres. The contributors explore the diverse ways in which the past may be activated and felt in the here and now, juxtaposing the practices of professional historiography with popular modes of engaging the past, from reenactments, filmmaking/viewing and historical fiction to museum collections and visits to historical sites. By examining the divergent forms of historical experience that flourish in the shadow of historicism in the West, this volume demonstrates how, and how widely (socially), the understanding of the past exceeds the expectations and frameworks of professional historicism. It makes the case that historians and the discipline of History could benefit from an ethnographic approach in order to assess the social reception of their practice now, and into a near future increasingly conditioned by digital media and demands for experiential immediacy.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
  • 21 s/w Abbildungen
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  • 21 Illustrations, black and white
  • Höhe: 163 mm
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  • Breite: 241 mm
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  • Dicke: 17 mm
  • 548 gr
978-1-138-31514-3 (9781138315143)
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Stephan Palmié is Professor of Anthropology at The University of Chicago, USA.

Charles Stewart is Professor of Anthropology at University College London, UK.
1. Introduction:The Varieties of Historical ExperienceStephan Palmié and Charles Stewart:
Genres
2. The Generic Turn: Genre, Audience, and Reclaiming Historical AuthoritySteven Conn
3. Biographical Construction and Intertextual BeingLily Hope Chumley
Emotions
4. Gooseflesh: Music, Somatosensation, and the Making of Historical ExperienceVanessa Agnew
5. Affective Democracy: Building a Community of Feeling through Spanish Mass Grave ExhumationsJonah S. Rubin
Places
6.Memory, Mediation, and the Aesthetic: Reframing WaterlooAnn Rigney
7. Of Arks and Dragons: The Power of Entertainment in Creationist HistoricityJames S. Bielo
8. Bodies, Artifacts and Ghosts: NAGPRA, Ceremonies of Repossession and the Unsettling of Settler ColonialismCailín E. Murray
9.Competing Roadways, Contesting Bloodlines: Registers of Biopower at a Lynching Reenactment and a Confederate Flag RallyMark Auslander
Media
10.Iterative Interactions: Old and New Media Inflections of the Historical ImaginationIvan Ross
11. Sensors and Sources: How a Universal Model of Instrumentation Affects Our Experiences of the PastWilliam J. Turkel and Edward Jones-Imhotep
Futures
12. Towards a New Historical ConditionFrançois Hartog

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