Social Theory And Social History: Theory And History

Paperback | January 15, 2005

byDonald M. MacRaild, Avram Taylor

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This book examines the rapid development of social history over the past 100 years, exploring the links between historical method, social theory and the changing nature of what interests us about the past. Providing a route map for general readers and students alike, the book charts diverse territories, from the rise of social history from poor relation to economic history and the emergence of Annales and Marxist perspectives to the recent challenges presented by post-structuralism and cultural history.

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This book examines the rapid development of social history over the past 100 years, exploring the links between historical method, social theory and the changing nature of what interests us about the past. Providing a route map for general readers and students alike, the book charts diverse territories, from the rise of social history ...

Donald M. MacRaild is the author of several titles in social history.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.46 inPublished:January 15, 2005Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333947479

ISBN - 13:9780333947470

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Table of Contents

Introduction * 'Cinderella' gets her prince? * The Development of Social History * Fruit of a 'special relationship'? * Historical Sociology * 'A Mass of Factors and Influences'? * Systemic, 'Total' and 'Comparative' Histories * Social Structure and Human Agency in Historical Explanation * Ideology, Mentalitbliog‚ and Social Ritual: From Social History to Cultural History * Conclusion * Glossary * Bibliography * Index