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A Sociological Periplum

Heather Love

in Underdogs: Social Deviance and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226668697
eISBN:
9780226761244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226761244.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter revisits a textual crux in the history of sexuality studies: Joan Scott’s influential reading of Samuel R. Delany’s memoir, The Motion of Light in Water in her 1991 essay “The Evidence ... More


The Echo Chamber of Freedom: The Muslim Woman and the Pretext of Agency

Sadia Abbas

in At Freedom's Limit: Islam and the Postcolonial Predicament

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257850
eISBN:
9780823261604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257850.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses how the notions of the subject, individualism, freedom, agency, change, and history have come to cluster around the figure of the Muslim woman for whom the metonym is ... More


Finding Critical History

Joan Wallach Scott

in Becoming Historians

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036564
eISBN:
9780226036595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036595.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter presents historian Joan Wallach Scott's memoirs, which trace how she became interested in critical history. Scott was not very much interested as a young student, but it was inevitable ... More


Intellectual History and the Interdisciplinary Ideal

Warren Breckman

in Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199769230
eISBN:
9780199388875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769230.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

Intellectual history is routinely described as “intrinsically” interdisciplinary, but what does this really mean? This chapter begins by considering moments in the history of intellectual history ... More


Thinking through Examples: The Case of Intersectionality

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Intersectionality theory’s notion of concepts and theory blocks its important and necessary project, namely to understand and name complex forms of oppression, the identities formed under such ... More


Introduction

Beatriz Pichel

in Picturing the Western Front: Photography, Practices and Experiences in First World War France

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781526151902
eISBN:
9781526166630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526151919.00007
Subject:
History, Military History

The introduction situates the book within three main historiographies: the cultural history of the First World War, photographic history and the history of experience. Building on studies on the ... More


Justifying History Today

Donald Bloxham

in Why History?: A History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198858720
eISBN:
9780191890840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858720.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

This chapter tackles rationales for History on their own merits. It assesses for coherence all of the rationales hitherto mentioned in the book, insofar as they still have any currency. Then it makes ... More


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