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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: 978-1-4443-0973-7
352 pages
March 2009, 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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Table of Contents

Preface: A Curious Little Magazine 1

An Introduction: Volume 2, Challenging the Field 5
YOKE-SUM WONG

Violence and Resistance in the Americas: The Legacy of Conquest 9
MICHAEL TAUSSIG
JHS Vol. 3, No. 3, 1990

The Stars Beneath Alabama (For Molly Jarboe) 25
ALLEN SHELTON
JHS Vol. 19, No. 4, 2006

Reported Speech and Other Kinds of Testimony 56
MEGAN VAUGHAN
JHS Vol. 13, No. 3, 2000

Modernism and the Machine Farmer 84
ROD BANTJES
JHS Vol. 13, No. 2, 2000

Dutchman Ghosts and the History Mystery: Ritual, Colonizer, and Colonized Interpretations of the 1763 Berbice Slave Rebellion 106
BRACKETTE F. WILLIAMS
JHS Vol. 3, No. 2, 1990

The Lips of the Dead and the ‘Kiss of Life’: The Contemporary Deathbed and the Aesthetic of CPR 139
JOHN TERCIER
JHS Vol. 15, No. 3, 2002

The Survivors: My Last Sixty-Six Long-Playing Records – For Ray Smith and Bob Glass 185
COLIN RICHMOND
JHS Vol. 12, No. 1, 1999

The Strange Career of the Canadian Beaver: Anthropomorphic Discourses and Imperial History 202
MARGOT FRANCIS
JHS Vol. 17, No.s 2/3, 2004

A Response to Margot Francis 233
JACQUES BOVET
JHS Vol. 18, No.s 1/2, 2005

Corruption in Low Places: Sewers and Succession to Political Office 236
DANIEL NUGENT
JHS Vol. 14, No. 2, 2001

On the local construction of statistical knowledge: Making up the 1861 census of the Canadas 253
BRUCE CURTIS
JHS Vol. 7, No. 4, 1994

Borders and Boundaries of State and Self at the End of Empire 273
MICHAEL KEARNEY
JHS Vol. 4, No. 1, 1991

Making Algeria French and Unmaking French Algeria 297
DAVID PROCHASKA
JHS Vol. 3, No. 4, 1990

Living In and With Deep Time 321 Public Lecture, XII David Nichol Smith Conference, July 19, 2004
GREG DENING
JHS Vol. 18, No. 4, 2005

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Author Information

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 Wiley Advantage

  • 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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