Words in Time : A Plea for Historical Re-thinking.

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Full title: Words in Time : A Plea for Historical Re-thinking.
Main author: Benigno, Francesco.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Half Title
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Writing history at a time of memory
  • 1 The distancing of the modern
  • 2 The challenge of memory
  • 3 Traditional history vs memorial history?
  • 4 Conclusion: a plea for critical history
  • Notes
  • PART I: Rethinking Early Modern Europe
  • 1. Violence
  • 1 Rites of violence?
  • 2 Different from us
  • 3 Losing one's head
  • 4 Conclusions: violence as judgement
  • Notes
  • 2. Popular culture
  • 1 The standard historiographical understanding of popular culture
  • 2 A thousand Menocchios
  • 3 The hermeneutical turn
  • 4 Folklore and reflexive anthropology
  • 5 Inventing the people
  • 6 Conclusions: rethinking the concept of popular
  • Notes
  • 3. Public opinion
  • 1 Critique as the matrix of the crisis
  • 2 A utopia of communication
  • 3 A deformed ancien régime
  • 4 Possible pluralisms
  • 5 Conclusions: counterposed rhetorics
  • Notes
  • 4. Revolutions
  • 1 After the revisionisms
  • 2 The mother of all revolutions
  • 3 Revolutions before 'the Revolution'
  • 4 Conclusions: revolutions and public memory
  • Notes
  • PART II: Rethinking Modernity
  • 5. Identity
  • 1 There once was a thing called class
  • 2 Between radical individualism and representations
  • 3 The discovery of identity
  • 4 New types of subjectivity
  • 5 The modernity we have lost
  • 6 The liquified world
  • 7 Simul stabunt, simul cadent: nation, class and identitary divisions
  • 8 Conclusions: coming to terms with lost innocence
  • Notes
  • 6. Power
  • 1 The time of Grand Theories
  • 2 The antipositivist reaction
  • 3 Foucault
  • 4 Power in social organizations
  • 5 Power, institutions, identity
  • 6 Conclusions: the communicative dimension of power
  • Notes
  • 7. Generations
  • 1 Wave on wave
  • 2 Grounding the concept of generation.
  • 3 Historians and the notion of generation
  • 4 Generational memory and constructing an event
  • 5 Conclusions: the generation call
  • Notes
  • 8. Terrorism
  • 1 Improbable definitions and unbelievable genealogies
  • 2 Revolutionary terrorism
  • 3 Insurgency and counter-insurgency
  • 4 The evil scourge
  • 5 Conclusion: terrorism on the stage
  • Notes
  • Index.