[PDF] ✪ Re-thinking History ✬ Keith Jenkins – Thomashillier.co.uk



10 thoughts on “Re-thinking History

  1. says:

    History is the written account as perceived by an historian It is the historian s quest to learn what has passed and why it is significant The historian is tasked to give the past meaning thus creating an historical narrative Some historians, such as Keith Jenkins, question this narrative and its validity as being the factual truth Jenkins posits the idea that the ability to...


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    Jenkins classic 1991 text about doing history in the postmodern world is, as the many endorsements in the front pages attest, valuable for its remarkable clarity in setting out why it matters that we give up our common sense notion of history and think seriously about the implications of post modern and post structural theory for doing historical work It is a text that I would definitely use to teach undergraduates, and it is squarely aimed at walking them, intelligently and sensibly, through t Jenkins classic 1991 text about doing history in the postmodern world is, as the many endorsements in the front pages attest, valuable for its remarkable clarity in setting out why it matters that we give up our common sense notion of history and think seriously about the i...


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    Researching some stuff on the historiographical debates in SEA has brought me to this book Post structuralist versus Objectivist Intellectual pluralist dbate in history is relatively recent, and jenkins, among Aluns Munslow and others, has been one of the few key persons in challenging the existing historical writing method.It s quite hard to accurately situate the debate within the broader disciplines of knowledge Was it a philosophical territory or should it lies in the terrain of social th Researching some stuff on the historiographical debates in SEA has brought me to this book Post structuralist versus Objectivist Intellectual pluralist dbate in history is relatively recent, and jenkins, among Aluns Munslow and others, has been one of the few key persons in challenging the existing historical writing method.It s quite hard t...


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    At only 84 pages long, this is a very small, slight paperback, but still not really worth the hour or so it took me to read Jenkins warns you at the beginning that his work is a polemic, and he s not lying He sets about to undermine the entire approach adopted by most western academic historians to the subject, especially through his use of postmodernism a word which still makes many history professors shudder I agree with some of his points, but his tone is arrogant and patronising good f At only 84...


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    Some good points about revisionist postmodern history, taken to ridiculous theoretical extremes There s no possibility of ever determining truth Knowledge is about power Empathy is solely based on ideology There s no such thing as science OK, Jenkins, sure.


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    Historiography Completely post modernist 5 stars for a good argument and really forcing you to think Although quite painful to read


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    A very interesting, punchy delivery of post modernism s applications to history Has the habit of changing how you look at things.


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    Having been heavily influenced by thinkers like Laclau and Mouffe during my undergraduate years, and knowing that I would eventually do an MA on History, I often thought about it as a discourse Jenkins book summarises all of these thoughts I had Absolutely essential.


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    Muy interesante reflexi n sobre c mo se ha entendido y se entiende la historia como disciplina, incluyendo el an lisis ling stico en la construcci n del discurso hist rico y las relaciones de poder que lo sustentan.


  10. says:

    Awesome challenge of how we understand history and the field of historiography.


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Re-thinking History History Means Many Things To Many People But Finding An Answer To The Question What Is History Is A Task Few Feel Equipped To Answer If You Want To Explore This Tantalising Subject, Where Do You Start What Are The Critical Skills You Need To Begin To Make Sense Of The Past The Perfect Introduction To This Thought Provoking Area, Jenkins Clear And Concise Prose Guides Readers Through The Controversies And Debates That Surround Historical Thinking At The Present Time, Providing Them With The Means To Make Their Own Discoveries.