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Making Sense of History


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Identities

Time, Difference and Boundaries

Edited by Heidrun Friese

288 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-474-6 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (December 2002)

ISBN  978-1-57181-507-1 $34.95/£24.00 Pb Published (December 2002)

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"Identity" has become a core concept of the social and cultural sciences. Bringing together perspectives from sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, and literary criticism, this book offers a comprehensive and critical overview on how this concept is currently used and how it relates to memory and constructions of historical meaning.

Heidrun Friese has published widely on social theory and time, the anthropology of the sciences, and social imagination. She is currently at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the European University Institute, Florence.

Subject: General History General Cultural Studies General Anthropology Sociology
Area: Germany

LC: HM716.I34 2001

BL: YC.2003.a.18015

BISAC: HIS014000 HISTORY/Europe/Germany; SOC002000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Anthropology/General; HIS016000 HISTORY/Historiography

BIC: HBAH Historiography; JHM Anthropology




Contents

PART I: PERSPECTIVES AND CONCEPTS

Chapter 1. Identity: Desire, Name and Difference
Heidrun Friese

Chapter 2. Identity and Selfhood as a Problématique
Peter Wagner

Chapter 3. Personal and Collective Identity: A Conceptual Analysis
Jürgen Straub

Chapter 4. Identities of the West: Reason, Myths, Limits of Tolerance
Barbara Henry

PART II: REPRESENTATION AND TRANSLATION

Chapter 5. The Praxis of Cognition and Representation of Difference
Martin Fuchs

Chapter 6. Constructions of Cultural Identity and Problems of Translation
Shingo Shimada

PART III: WOMEN AND ALTERITY

Chapter 7. The Performance of Hysteria
Elisabeth Bronfen

Chapter 8. The 'Jewess Pallas Athena': Horizons of Selfconception in the 19th and 20th Centuries

PART IV: BOUNDARIES AND ETHNICITY

Chapter 9. Collective Identity as a Dual Discursive Construction: Dominant v. Demotic Discourses of Culture and the Negotiation of Historical Memory
Gerd Baumann

Chapter 10. Historical Culture in (Post-) Colonial Context: The Genesis of National Identification Figures in Francophone Western Africa
Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink

Chapter 11. Identity as Progress – The Longevity of Nationalism
Christian Geulen

Chapter 12. Culture and History in Comparative Fundamentalism
Emanuel Sivan

Notes on contributors
Bibliography
Index

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