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Popular Culture

Jochen Hung

Jochen Hung is an assistant professor in Cultural History at Utrecht University, The Netherlands Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rachel Gillett

Rachel Gillett is an assistant professor in Cultural History and Utrecht University, The Netherlands Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Concepts

...Introduction Popular culture is a slippery concept and scholars continue to argue over its definition. How scholars define it depends on their assumptions about “the popular.” The following text focuses primarily on the concept as it has...

Class

Angélique Janssens

Angélique Janssens is Professor at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Concepts

...Introduction Class is one of the most important foundational concepts in the historical and social sciences of the past hundred years. The concept of class has been decisive in shaping the theoretical orientation and empirical practices...

A return to materialism? Putting social history back into place

New Directions in Social and Cultural History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Thanks to Geoff Eley for shaping my ideas on this question and providing me with multiple avenues of new writing to explore. Introduction Social history is the study of societies and the structures that compose them. In the first...

New Perspectives on Workers and the History of Work: Global Labor History

Global History, Globally : Research and Practice around the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Crisis! What crisis? Very few terms summarize such manifold and fundamental issues as the word work. Our current understanding of the term is still very much determined by the conditions that industrial development...

Postmodern Theory with Historical Intent

Philosophy of History : Twenty-First-Century Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...We are living in a moment of thin historicization. What I mean by this is the tendency to use historical narrative structure or context as an explanatory scaffold with little or no reflection on the way that the historical narrative...

Autobiography

Barbara Caine

Barbara Caine is Professor of History at the University of Sydney, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using Primary Sources

...Introduction An autobiography is an account of a person’s life written by her or himself, usually published in the form of a book. Autobiographies generally contain a narrative of the whole of a life from childhood through to the point...

Introduction

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume III : Scientific Models: From the West to the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...This volume covers the period from the end of the eighteenth century to approximately the 1980s, centering around the increasing appeal of Enlightenment historical thinking, the rise of national history as the mainstay in historiography...