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Historiography

  • Haunting Historyby Ethan Kleinberg

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    This book argues for a deconstructive approach to the past by looking at deconstruction's impact on American historians and then presenting an alternative hauntological theory and method of history influenced by, but not beholden to, the work of Jacques Derrida. more...

  • The Nanking Atrocity, 1937-1938by Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 39.95

    First published in 2007, The Nanking Atrocity remains an essential resource for understanding the massacre committed by Japanese soldiers in Nanking, China during the winter of 1937-38. Through a series of deeply considered and empirically rigorous essays, it provides a far more complex and nuanced perspective than that found in works like Iris... more...

  • The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.S. Militaryby Kara D. Vuic

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 210.00

    The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military is the first examination of the interdisciplinary, intersecting fields of gender studies and the history of the United States military. In twenty-one original essays, the contributors tackle themes including gendering the "other," gender and war disability, gender and sexual violence, gender... more...

  • The Interpretation of Culturesby Clifford Geertz; Robert Darnton

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 32.00

    In The Interpretation of Cultures , the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists... more...

  • Death, Image, Memoryby Piotr Cieplak

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 95.65

    This book explores how photography and documentary film have participated in the representation of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and its aftermath. This in-depth analysis of professional and amateur photography and the work of Rwandan and international filmmakers offers an insight into not only the unique ability of images to engage with death, memory... more...

  • Tapestry of Memoryby Nanci Adler

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 100.00

    In this volume, contributors present narratives and explore the way they influence the perception of the past. While acknowledging the debate about the validity of qualitative research based on narratives, this volume aims to illuminate how truth and evidence form part of a much wider debate on the representation of history.The volume includes the... more...

  • History on Film/Film on Historyby Robert A. Rosenstone

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    History on Film/Film on History has established itself as a classic treatise on the historical film and its role in bringing the past to life. In the third edition of this widely acclaimed text, Robert A. Rosenstone argues that to leave history films out of the discussion of the meaning of the past is to ignore a major means of understanding historical... more...

  • Campaigning Culture and the Global Cold Warby Giles Scott-Smith; Charlotte A. Lerg

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 95.65

    This book explores the lasting legacy of the controversial project by the Congress for Cultural Freedom, funded by the CIA, to promote Western culture and liberal values in the battle of ideas with global Communism during the Cold War.  One of the most important elements of this campaign was a series of journals published around the world: Encounter,... more...

  • European Regions and Boundariesby Diana Mishkova; Balázs Trencsényi

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    It is difficult to speak about Europe today without reference to its constitutive regions-supra-national geographical designations such as "Scandinavia," "Eastern Europe," and "the Balkans." Such formulations are so ubiquitous that they are frequently treated as empirical realities rather than a series of shifting, overlapping, and historically constructed... more...

  • Hesitant Histories on the Romanian Screenby László Strausz

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.55

    This book argues that hesitation as an artistic and spectatorial strategy connects various screen media texts produced in post-war Romania. The chapters draw a historical connection between films made during the state socialist decades, televised broadcasts of the 1989 Romanian revolution, and films of the new Romanian cinema. The book explores how... more...