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History as Prosthesis

Jane Blocker

in Becoming Past: History in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696970
eISBN:
9781452952321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696970.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The Introduction examines the difficulties in defining contemporary art as “contemporary” and the unique problem this poses for contemporary art historians. It discusses how history is an impossible ... More


Contemporary Models

Mark William Roche

in Why Literature Matters in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104493
eISBN:
9780300129595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104493.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter asks the question of what aesthetic and hermeneutic principles guide literary criticism in this day and age. The chapter thus provides an evaluation of two ruling methodologies of the ... More


Paris and the Cliché of History: The City and Photographs, 1860-1970

Catherine E. Clark

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190681647
eISBN:
9780190681678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681647.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

Focusing on one of photography’s birthplaces, Paris and the Cliché of History tells the story of how photographs came to be imagined and deployed as documents of the past. It uncovers the changing ... More


Changing times, changing places

Mike Raco

in Building sustainable communities: Spatial policy and labour mobility in post-war Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347442
eISBN:
9781447301585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347442.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter introduces readers to the main topic of this book, which is labour mobility and spatial policy in post-war Britain. The first section presents the main aims of the book, and is followed ... More


Introduction

Amalia D. Kessler

in Inventing American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198072
eISBN:
9780300224849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198072.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Introduction outlines the book’s argument, structure, and source base. It provides an overview of the distinction between the adversarial and inquisitorial models of procedure. So too, it ... More


Controversies About History

Rachel Hammersley

in James Harrington: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198809852
eISBN:
9780191847172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809852.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Harrington engaged in controversy over particular historical models, over appropriate historical methodology, and over the relevance of history to politics. He sought not merely to impose past models ... More


Rethinking Oral History and Tradition: An Indigenous Perspective

Nepia Mahuika

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190681685
eISBN:
9780190681715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681685.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

For many indigenous peoples, oral history is a living intergenerational phenomenon that is crucial to the transmission of our languages, cultural knowledge, politics, and identities. Indigenous oral ... More


Money, Marriage, and Madness: The Life of Anna Ott

Kim E. Nielsen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043147
eISBN:
9780252052026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043147.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Money, Marriage, and Madness is a story of the medical profession, a woman’s wealth and the gendered property laws in which she operated, marital violence, marriage and divorce, institutional ... More


An Essay on Evidence and Authority

Wesley C. Hogan

in On the Freedom Side: How Five Decades of Youth Activists Have Remixed American History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652481
eISBN:
9781469652504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652481.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Movements themselves are important sites of knowledge production. They have the potential to illuminate how young people, often under 25 years old, shape the entire nation for the better. Their ... More


Introduction

Jan Westerhoff

in The Golden Age of Indian Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198732662
eISBN:
9780191796876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732662.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter provides an introduction to the history of Indian Buddhist philosophy set out in the following chapters. It gives an overview of the key factors that shaped the formation of Indian ... More


The Questions of 1856

Kim E. Nielsen

in Money, Marriage, and Madness: The Life of Anna Ott

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043147
eISBN:
9780252052026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043147.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Using questions unanswerable due to limited historical sources, this chapter builds on the limited facts surrounding Anna’s second marriage. This archival void, like many archival voids, is not ... More


Remembering Anna Ott

Kim E. Nielsen

in Money, Marriage, and Madness: The Life of Anna Ott

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043147
eISBN:
9780252052026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043147.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter analyses the messy impact of historical forces such as ableism, patriarchy, and institutionalization on Ott’s life. The justifying logic imbedded in her diagnosis and prescriptive ... More


Cruisy Historicism: Sartorial Extravagance and Public Sexual Culture in Ben Jonson’s Every Man Out of His Humour

James M. Bromley

in Clothing and Queer Style in Early Modern English Drama

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198867821
eISBN:
9780191904516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867821.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter articulates a historical methodology, cruisy historicism, for attending to the erotic possibilities of the resistances from minor voices within a text and the mismatch between text and ... More


The Indigenous Truth of Oral History

Nēpia Mahuika

in Rethinking Oral History and Tradition: An Indigenous Perspective

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190681685
eISBN:
9780190681715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681685.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

“Oral History in Indigenous Articulation” is the concluding chapter of the book. In summary, it highlights how existing oral history theory, politics, methods, and ethics may be largely different, ... More


Introduction: Theorizing Queer Style in Early Modern English Drama

James M. Bromley

in Clothing and Queer Style in Early Modern English Drama

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198867821
eISBN:
9780191904516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867821.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter outlines how sartorial extravagance might be thought of as a kind of queer worldmaking in early modern city comedy. It offers an overview of the book’s application of disability theory ... More


The Questions of 1855

Kim E. Nielsen

in Money, Marriage, and Madness: The Life of Anna Ott

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043147
eISBN:
9780252052026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043147.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Exploring the limited information available about this tumultuous period in Ott’s life, this chapter explores how historians wrestle with limited sources, unanswered questions, contradictions, and ... More


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