History and Cultural Theory

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Pearson Longman, 2006 - History - 235 pages
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History and Cultural Theory provides an introduction to the relationship between contemporary cultural theory and the study of history. Reflecting the growing influence on history of theorists such as Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Foucault and Gayatri Spivak, it provides a clear and accessible guide to their thought and explains the implications of their ideas for historical studies. It offers specific examples of how historians apply the insights of cultural theory in their own work. Provides a guide to cutting-edge ideas in historical thought.

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Simon Gunn is Reader in History in the School of Cultural Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is the author of The Public Culture of the Victorian Middle Class and was historical adviser to the highly praised BBC2 series, Middle Classes, from which he also co-authored the book, published by Cassell, 2002. He has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels on the relationship between history and cultural theory, and has published articles on the ideas of theorists including Walter Benjamin, Pierre Bourdieu and Michel Foucault.

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