The essays focus on the cases of Armenia, Chile, France, Germany, India and Pakistan, Israel and Palestine, Japan, Nigeria, and the United States to draw broader conclusions about the worldwide effect of traumatic memory, questions of ...
Author: P. Kenney
Partisan Histories is an introduction to the multiple uses of history in contemporary political debate and conflict. As communities reimagine themselves, a contest over defining legitimacy, identifying us and others, and jockeying for political control intersects with fights over history and memory. Here distinguished scholars examine how competing versions of national identity are legitimized through appeals to carefully constructed 'pasts' both in democracies and in repressive regimes. The essays focus on the cases of Armenia, Chile, France, Germany, India and Pakistan, Israel and Palestine, Japan, Nigeria, and the United States to draw broader conclusions about the worldwide effect of traumatic memory, questions of punishment and restitution, and the instrumentalization of the past for political purposes.
The national aspect was less relevant in the case of the Partisans' crimes, which
were directed primarily against political ... Yet, while elements of Second World
War history were indeed silenced in communist Yugoslavia, Partisan war crimes
Author: Tia Sindbaek
Publisher: ISD LLC
When Yugoslavia was invaded by Nazi Germany and its allies in April 1941, what followed was as much a Yugoslav civil war as a war of occupation and liberation. Several hundred-thousand Yugoslav civilians were killed by other Yugoslavs in large-scale massacres or concentration camps, and the horrific events left the country ruined and deeply divided. Usable History? examines the way in which the history of Yugoslavia's internal problematic past was presented and used politically and ideologically, and asks how a society can cope with such an "unmasterable" history. How did Yugoslav historians and politicians represent and explain their own history and how did these representations interact with the cultural developments, political demands and societal needs? By investigating political documents, historiography and popular representations of history such as films, songs and literature, the book's author reveals a deeply disturbing narrative of historical (mis)inter-pretation and (mis)use.
... when debates about the social contract prompted political philosophers,
partisan pamphleteers, playwrights, and early ... move beyond traditional Whig
histories of the novel and uncover the early British novel's multifaceted partisan
Author: R. Carnell
This book considers why narrative realism in literature is seen as a 'full account' of 'real life' and the individual self. Unconventionally, Carnell shows that the formal conventions of narrative realism emerged in the seventeenth century in response to an explosion of partisan writings that put into play competing versions of political selfhood.
... McMullen on 179-80 ; partisan histories of 231– 2 , 234-5 , 265-6 ; A.
Mackenzie on 238-40 ; popular histories of 254-5 ... See also Confederation ;
National interpretation of Canadian history Canada , Province of : established
147 ; advent of ...
Author: Martin Brook Taylor
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
During the nineteenth-century, the writing of history in English-speaking Canada changed from promotional efforts by amateurs to an academically-based discipline. Professor Taylor charts this transition in a comprehensive history. The early historians - the promoters of the title - sought to further their own interests through exxagerated accounts of a particular colony to which they had developed a transient attachment. Eventually this group was replaced by patriots, whose writing was influenced by loyalty to the land of their brith and residence. This second generation of historians attempted both to defend their respective colonies by explaining away past disappointments and to fit events into a predicitve pattern of progress and development. In the process, they established distinctive identities for each of the British North American colonies. Eventually a confrontation occurred between those who saw Canada as a nation and those whose traditions and vistas were provincial in emphasis. Ultimately the former prevailed, only to find the present and future too complex and too ominous to understand. Historians ssubsequently lost their sense of purpose and direction and fell into partisan disagreement or pessimistic nostalgia. This abandonment of their role paved the way for the new, professional breed of historian as the twentieth century opened. In the course of his analysis, Taylor considers a number of key issues about the writing of history: the kind of people who undertake it and their motivation for doing so, the intended and actual effects of their work, its influence on subsequent historical writing, and the development of uniform and accepted standards of professional practice.
In the four centuries since the publication of Sleidan's work, the trends
established in those early histories have continued. Historians operating from the
perspective of their personal religious convictions continued to write partisan
Author: Rudoph W. Heinze
Publisher: Monarch Books
This volume covers a period of major change that had a lasting impact on art, science, economics, political thought, and education. Rudolph W. Heinze examines the various positions taken by medieval church reformers, explores the efforts of the leading reformer Martin Luther, and emphasises how the reformations brought moral and doctrinal changes to Christianity, permanently altering the religious landscape, then and now.
Thus there is an abund . own course , for so long a time , as ance of partisan
histories , many of in England . ... of histories pare and their own history from the
pages simple , not as many as would ex of partisan writers , is a part of the haust
Author: James Anthony Froude
Contains the first printing of Sartor resartus, as well as other works by Thomas Carlyle.
Satire and Utopia in Conjectural History , 1750 - 1800 Forms Of Conjectural
History The First Five Chapters Of This Study ... Partisan histories , therefore —
such as those of Whigs and Tories in England or nobiliaires and royalists in
Author: Frank Palmeri
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Narrative satire was one of the dominant literary forms of the 18th century, but it came to be displaced by novelistic and historical forms of narrative. Palmeri (English, U. of Miami) argues that these new forms defined themselves in opposition to satire, but also by appropriating elements of satir
In the case of the great chronicles and histories, these individuals are kings,
magnates and bishops, often playing against anonymous figures from further
down the social scale; in the deliberately partisan Historie of the Reformation, the
Author: Edward J Cowan
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
This book examines the ordinary, routine, daily behaviour, experiences and beliefs of people in Scotland from the earliest times to 1600.
Partisan Histories: The Past in Contemporary Global Politics(New York: Palgrave
Macmillan, 2005), 75–88; Paloma Aguilar and Carsten Humlebæk, 'Collective
Memory and National Identityinthe Spanish Democracy', History &Memory, 14, 1/
Author: D. Stone
From interpretations of the Holocaust to fascist thought and anti-fascists' responses, this book tackles topics which are rarely studied in conjunction. This is a unique collection of essays on a wide variety of subjects, which contributes to understanding the roots and consequences of mid-twentieth-century Europe's great catastrophe.
Introducing "partisan aesthetics" as a conceptual grid, the book identifies ways in which art became political through interactions with left-wing activism during the 1940s, and the afterlives of such interactions in post-independence India ...
Author: Sanjukta Sunderason
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Partisan Aesthetics explores art's entanglements with histories of war, famine, mass politics and displacements that marked late-colonial and postcolonial India. Introducing "partisan aesthetics" as a conceptual grid, the book identifies ways in which art became political through interactions with left-wing activism during the 1940s, and the afterlives of such interactions in post-independence India. Using an archive of artists and artist collectives working in Calcutta from these decades, Sanjukta Sunderason argues that artists became political not only as reporters, organizers and cadre of India's Communist Party, or socialist fellow travelers, but through shifting modes of political participations and dissociations. Unmooring questions of Indian modernism from its hitherto dominant harnesses to national or global affiliations, Sunderason activates, instead, distinctly locational histories that refract transnational currents. She analyzes largely unknown and dispersed archives—drawings, diaries, posters, periodicals, and pamphlets, alongside paintings and prints—and insists that art as archive is foundational to understanding modern art's socialist affiliations during India's long decolonization. By bringing together expanding fields of South Asian art, global modernisms, and Third World cultures, Partisan Aesthetics generates a new narrative that combines political history of Indian modernism, social history of postcolonial cultural criticism, and intellectual history of decolonization.
He interviewed many people ( unfortunately without recording them on tape )
from the early history of psychoanalysis and ... I recommend it highly , not just as
excellent intellectual history but as an anecdote to decades of partisan histories
Author: Todd Dufresne
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Against Freud is a highly accessible, informative, and entertaining examination of Freud's controversial ideas and legacy by the world's most knowledgeable critics of psychoanalysis.
Histories can be classed as more or less objective according to the extent to
which the search for truth is given precedence over other considerations.
Partisan history, for example, written from a firmly held political point of view,
need not be ...
Author: M.C. Doeser
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The answer to philosophical questions will often depend on the position one takes regarding the fact-value problem. It is, therefore, not surprising that, in the tradition of western philosophy, the past 200 years or so record an animated discussion of it. In the present collection the debate is continued by representatives of various "schools" in contemporary western thought. A number of philosophers from non-western cultures, too, enter into it. The contributions do not all reflect on the same theme, nor do they use the same approach. Essays written by philosophers sympathetic to the analytical tradition are followed by reflections on the part of those inspired by phe nomenology. A third group of contributions is by non-western thinkers, who are more likely to approach the problem in terms of culture. Their engage ment with the issue clearly shows, among other things, that it is almost exclusively in the western tradition that the fact-value distinction is often understood as an outright dichotomy. The occasion for the publication of this collection is Dr. Cornelis Anthonie van Peursen's retirement as Professor of Philosophy. This year he leaves the Free University, Amsterdam; until 1982 he was professor at the University of Leyden as well. In the Netherlands and beyond he has become known for his concern with constructive comparison of diverging philosophical trends and the cross-cultural fertilization of thought. Characteristic of his career are his efforts to render the results of academic philosophizing understand able to a broader audience.
Seunghoon Emilia Heo. India and Pakistan'. In Partisan Histories: The Past in
Contemporary Global Politics, edited by Max Paul Friedman and Padraic Kenney
, 111–26. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. Baum, Gregory (1997) 'The Role of
Author: Seunghoon Emilia Heo
Heo conceptualizes reconciliation in International Relations theory and fills a gap by building a theoretical framework for interstate reconciliation. Combining historical and political scientific approaches, she analyses case studies from Europe, the Middle East, and Northeast Asia.
Humlebæk, C. (2005), ' Political Uses of the Recent Past in the Spanish Post-
Authoritarian Democracy', in M. P. Friedman and P. Kenney (eds), Partisan
Histories. The Past in Contemporary Politics, Basingstoke/New York (NY):
Author: Carsten Humlebæk
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Part of the successful 'Inventing the Nation' history series, this book provides an authoritative and compelling history of Spain in the modern period. Humlebæk places a strong emphasis on the construction of the Spanish national identity and looks at how this identity has emerged and survived amidst the tensions created by the competing, distinct regional identities that exist within the country. Language and language policy, decisive factors in the development of these tensions, are thoroughly examined as Carsten Humlebæk explores the history of Spain along with the very nature of what it is to be Spanish. Beginning with the Napoleonic invasion and the annexation of Spain in 1808, Humlebæk traces Spain's political history through to the present day. He considers the impact of events like the Spanish Civil War and regimes like that of the Restoration on the Spanish sense of national identity before contemplating the future for Spain as a nation-state. This book is the ideal volume for all students of history interested in the modern history of Spain.