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Mary Elisabeth Cox

Mary Elisabeth Cox is an Assistant Professor at Central European University in Vienna, Austria Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where—” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said...

Towards a Transnational and Global History of Demographic and Migratory Processes and Discourses

The Practice of Global History : European Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction Fifty years ago, due to a focus on national frameworks and national political communities, there were strong arguments against making demography a global science. Alfred Sauvy – the famous French demographer and author...

The Paradigm Shift in the Contemporary Humanities and Social Sciences

Philosophy of History : Twenty-First-Century Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...The present argument has been developed in the context of what I term the comparative theory of the humanities and social sciences. This theory examines the coming and going of research trends, approaches, perspectives and categories...

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Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012

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...This is a book about magic and the writing of history. It is not, then, a history of magic, but is rather a consideration of the entanglement of magic and the discourses of the humanities. The idea that the history of the occult might...

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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson is Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, UK. His publications include R G Collingwood: An Introduction (1998) and the Bloomsbury Reader's Guide to Collingwood's The Idea of History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Collingwood’s The Idea of History : A Reader’s Guide

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Reception The Idea of History first appeared in 1946, some three years after Collingwood’s death, and was widely and appreciatively reviewed. No doubt Collingwood’s academic reputation played a part in this,...

The Idea of Africa in History: From Eurocentrism to World History

The Practice of Global History : European Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction This chapter intends to demonstrate – by way of a very brief historical overview of the centrality of Africa since the beginning of humankind – that throughout all successive historical globalizations, Africa south...

Global and Regional Comparisons: The Great Divergence Debate and Europe

The Practice of Global History : European Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The ‘global turn’, the shift to writing global and world history, is the most significant historiographical development of recent decades. The Great Divergence debate has been a driving force in this shift; it centres on the question of why...

Subjectivity, the self and historical practice

New Directions in Social and Cultural History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction In 1961 E. H. Carr criticized what he called ‘the Bad King John theory of history’. I would like to thank Sarah Easterby-Smith, James Hinton, Sujit Sivasundaram, Roger Woods and the three editors of this volume...
...Abstract This chapter traces the relations between the words ‘historicism’ and ‘positivism’and underlying epistemological ideas associated with them since the 1880s. Byretracing the encounters between historicism and positivism...

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Nicola Bishop

Nicola Bishop is Senior Lecturer in English, Film and Television at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Her main research interest is the interdisciplinary representation of the lower-middle-class clerk in British popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lower-Middle-Class Nation : The White-Collar Worker in British Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...At the end of the nineteenth century, the clerical white-collar worker captured the popular zeitgeist. With the new age of banking, the administration of London’s vast commercial enterprises and the need to administer Britain’s Empire...