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Discovering Difference

Author : Christoph K. Lohmann
ISBN : 0253208157
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Features essays that employ Marx, Freud, Derrida, Lacan, feminist, and African American criticism to investigate topics ranging from cultural encounters at the time of the European conquest of the Americas to the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings.
Category: Literary Criticism

Island Lives

Author : Paul Farnsworth
ISBN : 9780817310936
Genre : History
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This comprehensive study of the historical archaeology of the Caribbean provides sociopolitical context for the ongoing development of national identities; points to the future by suggesting different trajectories that historical archaeology and its practitioners may take in the Caribbean arena; and elucidates the problems and issues faced worldwide by researchers working in colonial and post-colonial societies.
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International Handbook Of Historical Archaeology

Author : Teresita Majewski
ISBN : 0387720715
Genre : Social Science
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In studying the past, archaeologists have focused on the material remains of our ancestors. Prehistorians generally have only artifacts to study and rely on the diverse material record for their understanding of past societies and their behavior. Those involved in studying historically documented cultures not only have extensive material remains but also contemporary texts, images, and a range of investigative technologies to enable them to build a broader and more reflexive picture of how past societies, communities, and individuals operated and behaved. Increasingly, historical archaeology refers not to a particular period, place, or a method, but rather an approach that interrogates the tensions between artifacts and texts irrespective of context. In short, historical archaeology provides direct evidence for how humans have shaped the world we live in today. Historical archaeology is a branch of global archaeology that has grown in the last 40 years from its North American base into an increasingly global community of archaeologists each studying their area of the world in a historical context. Where historical archaeology started as part of the study of the post-Columbian societies of the United States and Canada, it has now expanded to interface with the post-medieval archaeologies of Europe and the diverse post-imperial experiences of Africa, Latin America, and Australasia. The 36 essays in the International Handbook of Historical Archaeology have been specially commissioned from the leading researchers in their fields, creating a wide-ranging digest of the increasingly global field of historical archaeology. The volume is divided into two sections, the first reviewing the key themes, issues, and approaches of historical archaeology today, and the second containing a series of case studies charting the development and current state of historical archaeological practice around the world. This key reference work captures the energy and diversity of this global discipline today.
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The Challenge Of American History

Author : Louis P. Masur
ISBN : 0801862221
Genre : History
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In The Challenge of American History, Louis Masur brings together a sampling of recent scholarship to determine the key issues preoccupying historians of American history and to contemplate the discipline's direction for the future. The fifteen summary essays included in this volume allow professional historians, history teachers, and students to grasp in a convenient and accessible form what historians have been writing about.
Category: History

Discovery In The Archives Of Spain And Portugal

Author : Lawrence J. McCrank
ISBN : UOM:39015032140231
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The quincentenary celebration of the voyage of Christopher Columbus to America sparked popular controversy and political debate over the true nature of the voyage as discovery or conquest. Discovery in the Archives of Spain and Portugal refocuses the debate, serving as a reminder that historical reinterpretation calls for reexamination of evidence rather than merely the expression of personal opinion. A lively and interesting overview of Iberian and related archives, the book examines archives and primary documentary sources in the early-modern era from Spain and Portugal. Discovery in the Archives of Spain and Portugal surveys sources, source criticism, and controversies surrounding Christopher Columbus and revisionism in interpreting the "discovery of America" as an encounter between two worlds. Authors discuss the origin of archives and historical documentation and pose questions and themes for further research provide survey information and practical guidance for potential research in Spanish and Portuguese archives give an overview of gathering, editing, analyzing, and interpreting primary sources share anecdotal experiences of research in the archives of Spain and Portugal relate narratives and documentary sources for Columbus's affair with those in the larger arena of European expansionism. Discovery in the Archives of Spain and Portugal is a fascinating volume that conveys the flavor of searching archives, the enthusiasm of past and current researchers, and a sense of genuine discovery in the archives. Librarians, historians, and archivists will find the book to be an intriguing study of primary sources and original material surrounding the travels of Christopher Columbus to America within the broader context of his times.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Beyond Orientalism

Author : Fred Dallmayr
ISBN : 9781438400396
Genre : History
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Explores some steps toward non-assimilative encounters in the "global village."
Category: History

Iberia And Latin America

Author : Howard J. Wiarda
ISBN : 0847682536
Genre : Political Science
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"Good concise introduction to complex connection of Spain and Portugal's histories, cultures, and policies with Latin America over past two decades; raises important questions regarding democratization and influence of external models and policy actions"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Category: Political Science

Encounter Of Two Worlds

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ISBN : OCLC:226488639
Genre : Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993
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Latin American Novels Of The Conquest

Author : Kimberle S. López
ISBN : 0826263224
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"The fictionalized explorers and conquistadors represented in this corpus all identify with certain aspects of Amerindian culture - significantly, those elements that are most distinct from European culture, such as cannibalism and human sacrifice - but also feel the need to distance themselves from these "others" in order to protect their own European cultural identity. In most cases, the conquistadors themselves are represented as outsiders within the enterprise of imperialism, due to ethnic, religious, or sexual differences from the norm. This representation turns the gaze inward toward the "other" within European culture, underscoring the complex origins of Latin American cultures in the violent encounter between the Amerindians and the conquistadors." "By examining these issues, Lopez's Latin American Novels of the Conquest illuminates the ways in which Latin American novelists used their literary imaginations to embody their ambivalence regarding their own transcultural heritage as children of both the colonized and the colonizer."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Literary Criticism