Writing Political History Today

Writing Political History Today

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In recent years political history has been rediscovered by historians. In this volume the contributors approach the new political history in a constructivist way, conceiving the political as a communicative space whose boundaries are constantly reconfigured through acts of verbal, visual, and sometimes violent communication. Writing Political History Today is organized into four sections, focusing on politics and the political as contested concepts; boundary disputes between the political and other spheres; the question whether violence is a means, an object, or the end of political communication; and on a future agenda for writing political history.The authors of the following four chapters deal with the topic from a conceptual history perspective and not a normative one. This is an adequate approach, because we need to bear in mind the contingent contestedness of the concept of anbsp;...

Title:Writing Political History Today
Author: Ingrid Gilcher-Holtey, Heinz-Gerhard Haupt, Willibald Steinmetz
Publisher:Campus Verlag - 2013-05

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