The Cultural Turn


Author: Frank A. Ninkovich

Publisher: Imprint

ISBN: 1879176378

Category: International relations and culture

Page: 302

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The Cultural Turn in U S History

IAMES W. COOK AND LAWRENCE B. GLICKMAN This volume was born of our
belief that the time is ripe for a broad assessment of U.S. cultural history. Since
the mid-1970s, at least, cultural historians working on a wide range of topics have


Author: James W. Cook

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226924823

Category: History

Page: 464

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A definitive account of one of the most dominant trends in recent historical writing, The Cultural Turn in U.S. History takes stock of the field at the same time as it showcases exemplars of its practice. The first of this volume’s three distinct sections offers a comprehensive genealogy of American cultural history, tracing its multifaceted origins, defining debates, and intersections with adjacent fields. The second section comprises previously unpublished essays by a distinguished roster of contributors who illuminate the discipline’s rich potential by plumbing topics that range from nineteenth-century anxieties about greenback dollars to confidence games in 1920s Harlem, from Shirley Temple’s career to the story of a Chicano community in San Diego that created a public park under a local freeway. Featuring an equally wide ranging selection of pieces that meditate on the future of the field, the final section explores such subjects as the different strains of cultural history, its relationships with arenas from mass entertainment to public policy, and the ways it has been shaped by catastrophe. Taken together, these essays represent a watershed moment in the life of a discipline, harnessing its vitality to offer a glimpse of the shape it will take in years to come.

Visual Culture

Drawing on interviews, responses to questionnaires, and oral histories by U.S.


Author: Margarita Dikovitskaya

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026204224X

Category: Art

Page: 316

View: 609

Drawing on interviews, responses to questionnaires, and oral histories by U.S.

Beyond the Cultural Turn

Stephen Holmes , " What Russia Teaches Us Now : How Weak States Threaten
Freedom , " American Prospect , no . ... Knowledge Cultures , Narrativity , and
Historical Epistemologies , " in The Historic Turn in the Human Sciences , ed .


Author: Caroline Bynum

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520216792

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 534

A collection of engaging essays that look specifically at the effect of culturalism on history and sociology and propose new directions in the theory and practice of research.

The Cultural Turn

Both of these debates derive from Hegel and reproduce a characteristic turn in
his thinking about history , or in the ... symptomatic debates and try to determine
what that comparison has to tell us about the historical conjuncture in which we
find ...


Author: Fredric Jameson

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859841821

Category: Philosophy

Page: 206

View: 992

Frederic Jameson has had an immense impact on the way the phenomenon of postmodernism is understood. His pioneering work, Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, has been widely acclaimed as the classic analysis of postmodernity, examined with an intellectual courage and skill that dared to interconnect cultural, historical, political, economic and philosophical perspectives. Jameson’s constantly enriched reflections have become an essential reference point for all those attempting to grapple with the postmodern. However, until now, several of his key writings on the subject, from initial formulations to current developments, have been unavailable in an accessible form. This collection vividly illuminates the cultural turn of contemporary capitalism. Thus it includes his earliest insights, his responses to critics, his survey of alternative interpretations and his earliest insights, his responses to critics, his survey of alternative interpretations and his engagement with the cultural climate of the 1990s. The collection, introduced by Perry Anderson, includes a number of recent texts in which Jameson extends his method to new aspects of postmodern architecture and its relationship to political economy. The Cultural Turn is an indispensable guide to the thought of the most arresting and impressive theorist of postmodernism.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

Worster, “Seeing Beyond Culture,” Journal of American History 76 (March 1990):
1142–1147. White, “From Wilderness to Hybrid Landscapes: The Cultural Turn in
Environmental History,” The Historian 66 (September 2004): 557–564; David ...


Author: Andrew C. Isenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199394470

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 676

The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.

The Cultural Turn

Scene Setting Essays on Contemporary Cultural History David Chaney ... who
begins, as Manning puts it well, by challenging us to recognise 'That the world is
even in the slightest a predictable place is an extraordinary and largely invisible ...


Author: David Chaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134850891

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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In the second half of the twentieth century the theme of culture has dominated the human sciences. The forms of contemporary culture demand a radical reappraisal of the terms of description of the modern world. We therefore need to consider our options when culture does not just provide the meaning of experience but is also the terms of that experience. This book reviews these ideas in ways that will be accessible to those new to the field and also stimulating to experts. The three parts of the book: * Review the character and lessons of this "turn to culture" in a number of academic fields. The author demonstrates the socio-intellectual context within which these themes have been generated and documents the main strengths of the paradigm shift. * Explore key themes in contemporary culture. By showing how questions of citizenship and the meaning of places have been colonized under the remit of the culturalist paradigm, a cluster of associated ideas and themes implicit in the paradigm are explicitly tackled. * Examine some of the ways in whcih cultural forms are increasingly seen to dominate social reality. The final chapter explores triumphant culturalism - the postmodern world as the apogee of the turn to culture.

Rhythms of Race

Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960
Christina D. Abreu. Capó, Julio, Jr. “Cuban Culture in New ... In The Cultural Turn
in U.S. History: Past, Present, Future, ed. James W. Cook, Lawrence Glickman, ...


Author: Christina D. Abreu

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469620855

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Among the nearly 90,000 Cubans who settled in New York City and Miami in the 1940s and 1950s were numerous musicians and entertainers, black and white, who did more than fill dance halls with the rhythms of the rumba, mambo, and cha cha cha. In her history of music and race in midcentury America, Christina D. Abreu argues that these musicians, through their work in music festivals, nightclubs, social clubs, and television and film productions, played central roles in the development of Cuban, Afro-Cuban, Latino, and Afro-Latino identities and communities. Abreu draws from previously untapped oral histories, cultural materials, and Spanish-language media to uncover the lives and broader social and cultural significance of these vibrant performers. Keeping in view the wider context of the domestic and international entertainment industries, Abreu underscores how the racially diverse musicians in her study were also migrants and laborers. Her focus on the Cuban presence in New York City and Miami before the Cuban Revolution of 1959 offers a much needed critique of the post-1959 bias in Cuban American studies as well as insights into important connections between Cuban migration and other twentieth-century Latino migrations.

Why You Can t Teach United States History without American Indians

Deloria, Philip J. “From Nation to Neighborhood: Land, Policy, Culture,
Colonialism, and Empire in U.S.-Indian Relations.” In The Cultural Turn in U.S.
History, edited by James W. Cook, Lawrence B. Glickman, and Michael O'Malley,


Author: Susan Sleeper-Smith

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469621210

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 398

A resource for all who teach and study history, this book illuminates the unmistakable centrality of American Indian history to the full sweep of American history. The nineteen essays gathered in this collaboratively produced volume, written by leading scholars in the field of Native American history, reflect the newest directions of the field and are organized to follow the chronological arc of the standard American history survey. Contributors reassess major events, themes, groups of historical actors, and approaches--social, cultural, military, and political--consistently demonstrating how Native American people, and questions of Native American sovereignty, have animated all the ways we consider the nation's past. The uniqueness of Indigenous history, as interwoven more fully in the American story, will challenge students to think in new ways about larger themes in U.S. history, such as settlement and colonization, economic and political power, citizenship and movements for equality, and the fundamental question of what it means to be an American. Contributors are Chris Andersen, Juliana Barr, David R. M. Beck, Jacob Betz, Paul T. Conrad, Mikal Brotnov Eckstrom, Margaret D. Jacobs, Adam Jortner, Rosalyn R. LaPier, John J. Laukaitis, K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Robert J. Miller, Mindy J. Morgan, Andrew Needham, Jean M. O'Brien, Jeffrey Ostler, Sarah M. S. Pearsall, James D. Rice, Phillip H. Round, Susan Sleeper-Smith, and Scott Manning Stevens.

Social Research after the Cultural Turn

Finally, a cultural approach to the study of religion involves a turn away from
traditional preoccupations of religious scholars with belief, ... on the significance
of broader historical movements, and the implications of wider cultural structures
and processes (e.g. the cultural ... formed in 1950, and in 1964 the National
Association of Biblical Instruction became the American Academy of Religion,
reflecting the ...


Author: S. Roseneil

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230360839

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

View: 782

This collection explores the contested meanings and diverse practices of social research in the context of contemporary theoretical debates in cultural and social theory, addressing fundamental questions facing those working in the social and human sciences today.

Historiography Politics

For those of us who made the cultural or linguistic or historical turn not so long
ago , it is dismaying that all our efforts to catch up and bring back are still leaving
us behind . Or are they ? Back and beyond are metaphors for movement through


Author: Robert M. Burns

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415320828

Category: Historiography

Page: 448

View: 248

This collection aims to enable the reader to disentangle some of the ambiguities and confusions which have characterized the use of the term 'historiography'.

Journal of the Civil War Era

heart of American culture . . . for self-transformation” and “the desire for fixed
values and an unshakeable 'natural' order ... and Paper Soldiers: Money and
Race in the Civil War,” in The Cultural Turn in U.S. History: Past, Present, and
Future, ed ...


Author: William A. Blair

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469616001

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 862

The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 4, Number 4 December 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS Articles Gary Gallagher & Kathryn Shively Meier Coming to Terms with Civil War Military History Peter C. Luebke "Equal to Any Minstrel Concert I Ever Attended at Home": Union Soldiers and Blackface Performance in the Civil War South John J. Hennessy Evangelizing for Union, 1863: The Army of the Potomac, Its Enemies at Home, and a New Solidarity Andrew F. Lang Republicanism, Race, and Reconstruction: The Ethos of Military Occupation in Civil War America Professional Notes Kevin M. Levin Black Confederates Out of the Attic and Into the Mainstream Book Reviews Books Received Notes on Contributors

The Cultural Front

A major reassessment of US cultural history, The Cultural Front is a vivid mural of this extraordinary upheaval which reshaped American culture in the twentieth century.


Author: Michael Denning

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859841708

Category: History

Page: 556

View: 401

As garment workers, longshoremen, autoworkers, sharecroppers and clerks took to the streets, striking and organizing unions in the midst of the Depression, artists, writers and filmmakers joined the insurgent social movement by creating a cultural front. Disney cartoonists walked picket lines, and Billie Holiday sand 'Strange Fruit' at the left-wing cabaret, Café Society. Duke Ellington produced a radical musical, Jump for Joy, New York garment workers staged the legendary Broadway revue Pins and Needles, and Orson Welles and his Mercury players took their labor operas and anti-fascist Shakespeare to Hollywood and made Citizen Kane. A major reassessment of US cultural history, The Cultural Front is a vivid mural of this extraordinary upheaval which reshaped American culture in the twentieth century.

Face Value

Early versions of this book appeared in The American Historical Review and the
online journal Common-place. Portions of chapter 3 appear in James Cook,
Lawrence Glickman, and Michael O'Malley, eds., The Cultural Turn in U.S.
History: ...


Author: Michael O'Malley

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226629391

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 791

The cultural historian and author of Keep Watching analyses American ideas about race, money, identity, and their surprising connections through history. From colonial history to the present, Americans have passionately, even violently, debated the nature and of money. Is it a symbol of the value of human work and creativity, or a symbol of some natural, intrinsic value? In Face Value, Michael O’Malley provides a penetrating historical analysis of American thinking about money and the ways that this ambivalence intertwines with race. Like race, money is bound up in questions of identity and worth, each a kind of shorthand for the different values of two similar things. O’Malley illuminates how these two socially constructed hierarchies are deeply rooted in American anxieties about authenticity and difference. In this compelling work of cultural history, O’Malley interprets a wide array of historical sources to evaluate competing ideas about monetary value and social distinctions. More than just a history, Face Value offers a new way of thinking about the present culture of coded racism, gold fetishism, and economic uncertainty. “This is a ‘big idea’ book that no one but Michael O’Malley could even have thought of—much less pulled off with such nuance and clarity.”—Scott A. Sandage, author of Born Losers

The Cultural Return

To begin this historical account of the cultural turn in the context of the cold war (
1946–89), I want to build upon a central point from chapter 1 ... 2 But Marcuse
reminds us that the rhetorical field of culture 58 A Brief History of the Cultural Turn


Author: Susan Hegeman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520268982

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 889

This insightful book tracks the concept of culture across a range of scholarly disciplines and much of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries--years that saw the emergence of new fields and subfields (cultural studies, the new cultural history, literary new historicism, as well as ethnic and minority studies) and came to be called "the cultural turn.” Since the 1990s, however, the idea of culture has fallen out of scholarly favor. Susan Hegeman engages with a diversity of disciplines, including anthropology, literary studies, sociology, philosophy, psychology, and political science, to historicize the rise and fall of the cultural turn and to propose ways that culture may still be a vital concept in the global present.

The New Measures

THE CULTURAL TURN A historical reading ofthe present moment in theology
and ethics cannot fail to notice a turn to culture. ... Christian thinkers have taken
cultural turns in a variety of directions with a variety of not necessarily compatible
motives. ... attend the same meetings at conferences, but many of us share in a
broad and contentious turn to some kind of culture as a starting point for theology
and ...


Author: Ted A. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521871310

Category: History

Page: 340

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This 2007 book debates about religion and democracy through a cultural history of nineteenth-century revival practice.

One World Big Screen

Over the past three decades, historians have addressed the cultural dimension of
U.S. foreign relations. ... U.S. Foreign Relations,” Diplomatic History 24 (Fall 2000
): 623–32; Thomas Alan Schwartz, “Explaining the Cultural Turn—Or Detour?


Author: M. Todd Bennett

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807837467

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 622

World War II coincided with cinema's golden age. Movies now considered classics were created at a time when all sides in the war were coming to realize the great power of popular films to motivate the masses. Through multinational research, One World, Big Screen reveals how the Grand Alliance--Britain, China, the Soviet Union, and the United States--tapped Hollywood's impressive power to shrink the distance and bridge the differences that separated them. The Allies, M. Todd Bennett shows, strategically manipulated cinema in an effort to promote the idea that the United Nations was a family of nations joined by blood and affection. Bennett revisits Casablanca, Mrs. Miniver, Flying Tigers, and other familiar movies that, he argues, helped win the war and the peace by improving Allied solidarity and transforming the American worldview. Closely analyzing film, diplomatic correspondence, propagandists' logs, and movie studio records found in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the former Soviet Union, Bennett rethinks traditional scholarship on World War II diplomacy by examining the ways that Hollywood and the Allies worked together to prepare for and enact the war effort.

What is Cultural History

the. Cultural. Turn? The phrase 'NCH' seemed a good idea when it was coined in
the late 1980s, just as the 'New History' in the USA did in the 1910s.
Unfortunately, novelty is a fast-diminishing cultural asset. This 'new' cultural
history is over ...


Author: Peter Burke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745658674

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 706

What is Cultural History? has established itself as an essential guide to what cultural historians do and how they do it. Now fully updated in its second edition, leading historian Peter Burke offers afresh his accessible guide to the past, present and future of cultural history, as it has been practised not only in the English-speaking world, but also in Continental Europe, Asia, South America and elsewhere. Burke begins by providing a discussion of the ‘classic’ phase of cultural history, associated with Jacob Burckhardt and Johan Huizinga, and of the Marxist reaction, from Frederick Antal to Edward Thompson. He then charts the rise of cultural history in more recent times, concentrating on the work of the last generation, often described as the ‘New Cultural History'. He places cultural history in its own cultural context, noting links between new approaches to historical thought and writing and the rise of feminism, postcolonial studies and an everyday discourse in which the idea of culture plays an increasingly important part. The new edition also surveys the very latest developments in the field and considers the directions cultural history may be taking in the twenty-first century. The second edition of What is Cultural History? will continue to be an essential textbook for all students of history as well as those taking courses in cultural, anthropological and literary studies.

America in the World

In addition, thecultural turn” in historical studies of the last two decades has
broadened the array of topics that historians consider under Cold War history.
This essay highlights some of the trends and work on the history of the Cold War
since ...


Author: Frank Costigliola

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107649545

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 612

This volume includes historiographical surveys of American foreign relations since 1941 by some of the country's leading historians. Some of the essays offer sweeping overviews of the major trends in the field of foreign/international relations history. Others survey the literature on US relations with particular regions of the world or on the foreign policies of presidential administrations. The result is a comprehensive assessment of the historical literature on US foreign policy that highlights recent developments in the field.

Global and Transnational History

In US history, political developments interested most professional historians till
the 1960s when a “social turn” emerged, ... Cultural studies thatgained influence
simultaneously with social historymay have accentuated this tendency through its


Author: A. Iriye

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137299833

Category: History

Page: 94

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It is no exaggeration to say that the study of history has been transformed significantly during the last twenty-odd years. Akira Iriye, the world authority on transnational history, examines the emergence and growth of global and transnational history, away from more traditional, nation-centred perspectives.