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Twenty Years of the Journal of Historical Sociology: Volume 2: Challenging the Field

Yoke-Sum Wong (Editor), Derek Sayer (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-7934-8
352 pages
July 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Over the last twenty years the Journal of Historical Sociology has redefined what historical sociology can be. These essays by internationally distinguished historians, sociologists, anthropologists and geographers bring together the very best of the JHS. Volume 1 focuses on the British state, Volume 2 on the journal’s wider interdisciplinary challenges.
  • The second in a two-volume anthology representing the best articles published in The Journal of Historical Sociology over the last twenty years.
  • Includes essays, debates and responses written by internationally distinguished historians, sociologists, anthropologists and geographers as well as by pioneering newer scholars have been influential in challenging and redefining the field of historical sociology.
  • Spans a range of issues and topics that combine rich empirical scholarship with sophisticated theoretical engagement, bringing together the very best of the JHS.
  • Challenges the nature of undertaking interdisciplinary work within history and the social sciences.
  • A wide exploration of the historiographical, taking us beyond Europe and often highlighting unconventional approaches to the disciplines.
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Foreword: A Curious Little Magazine.

Introduction.

1. Violence and Resistance in the Americas: The Legacy of Conquest (Michael Taussig, JHS Vol.3, No.3, 1990).

2. The Stars Beneath Alabama (For Molly Jarboe) (Allen Shelton, JHS Vol. 19, No. 4, 2006).

3. Reported Speech and Other Kinds of Testimony: Megan Vaughan (JHS Vol.3, No.3, 2000).

4. Modernism and the Machine Farmer (Rod Bantjes, JHS Vol. 13, No.2, 2000).

5. Dutchman Ghosts and the History Mystery: Ritual, Colonizer, and Colonized Interpretations of the 1763 Berbice Slave Rebellion (Brackette F. Williams, JHS Vol.3, No. 2, 1990).

6. The Lips of the Dead and the 'Kiss of Life': The Contemporary Deathbed and the Aesthetic of CPR (John Tercier, JHS Vol.15, No. 3, 2002).

7. The Survivors: My Last Sixty-six Long-playing Records – For Ray Smith and Bob Glass (Colin Richmond, JHS Vol. 13, No. 1, 1999).

8. The Strange Career of the Canadian Beaver: Anthropomorphic Discourses and Imperial History (Margot Francis, JHS Vol. 17, No. 2-3, 2004).

9. A Response to Margot Francis (Jacques Bovet, JHS Vol. 18, No.1-2).

10. Corruption in Low Places: Sewers and Succession to Political Office (Daniel Nugent, JHS Vol. 14, No. 2, 2001).

11. On the local construction of statistical knowledge: Making up the 1861 census of the Canadas (Bruce Curtis, JHS Vol. 7, No. 4, 1994).

12. Borders and Boundaries of State and Self at the End of Empire (Michael Kearney, JHS Vol.4, No. 1, 1991).

13. Making Algeria French and Unmaking French Algeria (David Prochaska, JHS Vol.3, No. 4, 1990).

14. Living In and With Deep Time. Public Lecture: XII David Nichol Smith Conference, July 19, 2004 (Greg Dening, JHS Vol. 18, No.4, 2005).

Index.

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Yoke-Sum Wong is a Lecturer in Sociology at Lancaster University, UK.

Derek Sayer is Professor of Cultural History at Lancaster University, UK. He is the author of ten books including The Coasts of Bohemia: A Czech History, Capitalism and Modernity, and with Philip Corrigan, The Great Arch.

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  • The second in a two-volume anthology representing the best articles published in the Journal of Historical Sociology over the last twenty years.
  • Includes essays, debates and responses written by internationally distinguished historians, sociologists, anthropologists and geographers as well as by pioneering newer scholars, which have been influential in challenging and redefining the field of historical sociology.
  • Spans a range of issues and topics that combine rich empirical scholarship with sophisticated theoretical engagement, bringing together the very best of the JHS.
  • Challenges the nature of undertaking interdisciplinary work within history and the social sciences.
  • A wide exploration of the historiographical, taking us beyond Europe and often highlighting unconventional approaches to the disciplines.
  • See More
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