History And--: Histories Within the Human Sciences

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Ralph Cohen, Michael S. Roth
University of Virginia Press, 1995 - History - 413 pages
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Recent trends in the humanities and social sciences have forced on academia what many might call a crisis of history. Conventional assumptions about coherence and meaning in history are being challenged by questions concerning the relevance of history and attempts to refigure its content and mode of representation. The publication of History and... appears at a critical moment in our efforts to understand the importance of history as it relates to a wide range of scholarly disciplines.

History and... brings together some of its most thoughtful scholars to better understand not only how our disciplines are connected to professional historiography but how our attempts to understand cultures are connected to our pasts.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
After the New Historicism
23
Carolyn Porter
44
Rena Fraden
50
The Story of the Eye
73
History and Images in Medicine
90
The Freudian Structure of Feeling
113
Foucault Gender and the History of Sexuality
146
Reweaving the Afterpiece
231
History and Anthropology
248
Response to Clifford Geertz
263
Two Kinds of New Historicism for Philosophers
296
Ian Hacking
319
Response to David A Hollinger
327
History and Cultural Studies
349
History and the Study of Culture
382

Spectatorship Transference and Race
179
History and Music
209
Contributors
411
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About the author (1995)

Ralph Cohen is Kenan Professor of English at the University of Virginia and editor of the journal New Literary History. He also edited the book Studies in Historical Change (published by Virginia). Michael S. Roth is the Hartley Burr Alexander Professor of Humanities at Scripps College. He is the author of Psycho-Analysis as History: Negation and Freedom in Freud, and Knowing and History: Appropriations of hegel in Twentieth Century France.

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