The killing of history : how a discipline is being murdered by literary critics and social theorists
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, revised and expanded international edition, 298pp., very good dust-jacket, very good dark gray cloth, ISBN 0646265067 . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 29948
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Rezension: Australian scholar Keith Windschuttle is one of the fieriest participants in the debate about the practice of history. In The Killing of History he decries the growth of so-called cultural studies in place of the old-fashioned facts-and-chronologies approach. Windschuttle's passion sometimes carries him a bit too far, but he lands many solid punches, such as when he takes on the heavily published French scholar Michel de Certeau, who has called writing a tool of the power elite. "For someone who thinks writing is a form of oppression," Windschuttle twits, "he has done a lot of writing." Elsewhere Windschuttle attacks efforts to explain away such matters as human sacrifice among the Aztecs, saying that to accept such behavior is akin to "accepting the cultures of Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia as equal but different."
Titel: The killing of history : how a discipline is...
Verlag: Paddington, NSW, Australia : Macleay, 1996
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: International Edition
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