Public and Popular History by Jerome De GrootPublic and Popular History by Jerome De Groot

Public and Popular History

EditorJerome De Groot

Hardcover | July 8, 2012

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This interdisciplinary collection considers public and popular history within a global framework, seeking to understand considerations of local, domestic histories and the ways they interact with broader discourses. Grounded in particular local and national situations, the book addresses the issues associated with popular history in a globalised cultural world, such as: how the study of popular history might work in the future; new ways in which the terms 'popular' and 'public' might inform one another and nuance scholarship; transnational, intercultural models of 'pastness'; cultural translatability; and the demand for high-quality work on new technologies and history.

A wide range of international contributors consider a broad selection of locale and media, from American television and Canadian heritage to the representation of history in contemporary Chinese culture. They consider the way in which the study of public or popular texts invoke multiple historiographies, and demonstrate our need to think about public and popular aspects of the past in new, 'emerging' locales, such as China, Eastern Europe and South America.

This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Rethinking History.

Jerome de Grootis a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Manchester, UK. He is the author ofThe Historical Novel(2009),Consuming History(2008) andRoyalist Identities(2004), as well as numerous articles on manuscript studies, historiography, popular history and early modern court culture...
Title:Public and Popular HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:168 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415521718

ISBN - 13:9780415521710


Table of Contents

IntroductionJerome de Groot 1. The Making History initiative and Australian popular historyMichelle Arrow 2. Intervention: Public Women and Public History: Revolution, Prostitution and Testimony in CubaCarrie Hamilton 3. Going on an Outing: the Historic House and Queer Public HistoryAlison Oram 4. A 'phantom freedom in a phantom modernity'?: Protestant Missionaries, Domestic Ideology and Narratives of Modernity in an Arab ContextHoda Elsadda 5. Intervention: Some thoughts on the problem of 'popular/public history' in ChinaGotelind M'ller 6. Public history and the fragments of place: archaeology, history, and heritage site development in southern AlbertaJames Opp 7. 'perpetually dividing and suturing the past and present': Mad Men and the illusions of historyJerome de Groot 8. Intervention: Hacking history, from analog to digital and back againWilliam J. Turkel