The New World History: A Field Guide for Teachers and Researchers

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Ross E. Dunn, Laura J. Mitchell, Kerry Ward
Univ of California Press, Aug 23, 2016 - History - 640 pages
The New World History is a comprehensive volume of essays selected to enrich world history teaching and scholarship in this rapidly expanding field. The forty-four articles in this book take stock of the history, evolving literature, and current trajectories of new world history. These essays, together with the editors’ introductions to thematic chapters, encourage educators and students to reflect critically on the development of the field and to explore concepts, approaches, and insights valuable to their own work. The selections are organized in ten chapters that survey the history of the movement, the seminal ideas of founding thinkers and today’s practitioners, changing concepts of world historical space and time, comparative methods, environmental history, the “big history” movement, globalization, debates over the meaning of Western power, and ongoing questions about the intellectual premises and assumptions that have shaped the field.
 

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Contents

Further Reading
15
The Rise of World History Scholarship
22
World History
39
American Historians and the Coming
48
Marshall G S Hodgson and the Hemispheric Interregional
78
Further Reading
89
SOME KEY STATEMENTS
91
Myths Wagers and Some Moral Implications of World
94
History and Science after the Chronometric Revolution
311
Worlding History
317
Further Reading
329
WORLD HISTORY AS COMPARISON
331
Frameworks for Global Historical Analysis
337
What Is World History Good For?
347
Further Reading
354
Debating Capitalist Origins
383

The Rise of the West after TwentyFive Years
107
Depth Span and Relevance
121
A Plea for World System History
130
Myths Wagers and Some Moral Implications of World
145
World History and the History of Women Gender
152
Further Reading
163
Repositioning Latin America in World
183
Southeast Asia in World History
189
American History as if the World Mattered
199
Further Reading
212
RETHINKING WORLDHISTORICAL SPACE
215
Southernization
242
Delineating Aquacentric Notions in
259
Definitions Challenges
267
Further Reading
285
When Does World History Begin? And Why Should
304
Capitalist Origins the Advent of Modernity and Coherent
399
Comparison in Global History
412
Further Reading
418
Are Humans Now Overwhelming the Great
440
The Emergence of a Novel Interdisciplinary
459
Further Reading
472
Comparing Global History to World History
495
Globalization as Historical Process
503
What Is the Concept of Globalization Good For? An African
514
Further Reading
529
The New Malaise of World
555
History
561
Womens and Mens World History? Not Yet
578
Further Reading
611
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Ross E. Dunn is Professor Emeritus of History at San Diego State University, author of The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century, and coauthor of Panorama: A World History.

Laura J. Mitchell is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, author of Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa, and coauthor of Panorama: A World History.

Kerry Ward is Associate Professor of History at Rice University and author of Networks of Empire: Forced Migration in the Dutch East India Company.

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