Public History Reader

ISBN-10: 041552041X
ISBN-13: 9780415520416
Edition: 2013
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Description: Public history is growing internationally both as an intellectual area of historiography and as a field of potential employment. The Public History Reader provides both a comprehensive introduction to public history by facilitating understanding  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Public history is growing internationally both as an intellectual area of historiography and as a field of potential employment. The Public History Reader provides both a comprehensive introduction to public history by facilitating understanding through contextualising debates and controversies and also by raising questions and suggesting possible responses. In a general introduction Hilda Kean shows that although the forms of history may be different, the idea that the past is used in different ways to create histories in the modern world is present and evident in a range of cultures and across time. She goes on to discuss different interpretations of the meaning of the phrase public history in different countries and cultures and raises the issue of contestation. Part I looks at who makes history, focusing on the ways in which the past has taken on a heightened popular sense of importance in the present and the ways in which it is used. Accordingly, history, far from being ‘fixed’ in time, is fluid and is re-made to serve contemporary agendas or needs in the present. Part II address the question of materials and approaches to making history. By using material more commonly within the domain of art historians or geographers and archaeologists, public historians have opened up understandings of the past. Part III looks at the way presentations of the past change over time and have been changed providing a context for the different forms of presentation of the past. It concludes by thinking about the challenges for public historians today. Using their own experiences of constructing a Public history MA, Hilda Kean and Paul Martin have suggested themes and indicative extracts that draw on their experience in knowing what works best with their students, what they have difficulty in grasping and how to develop their understanding of historical concepts. The Public History Reader is, therefore, a perfect resource for all students of Public History.

Hilda Kean is Tutor in History at Ruskin College, Oxford.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Past in the Present: Who is Making History?
Theatres of Memory
The Presence of the Past: Popular Uses of History in American Life
Heritage From Below: Class, Social Protest and Resistance
The Use and Abuse of Australian History
Taking History to Heart: The Power of the Past in Building Social Movements
Making History: The Historian and Uses of the Past
Forty Years of Conflict: State, Church and Spontaneous Representation of Massacres and Murder in Guatemala
Materials and Approaches to Making History
Evocative Objects: The Things that Matter
London Stories. Personal Lives, Public Histories
The Trade Union Badge: An Epoch of Minority Symbolism? The Pervasion of the Badge and the Contraction of the Union
The Future of Preserving the Past
Critical Cloth: To Be Continued … and the Time I'm Taking: Sewing Proust
History at the Crossroads: Australians and the Past
Intangible and Tangible Presentations of the Past
The Cult of Happiness: Nianhua, Art and History in Rural North China
'Under the Same Roof': Separate Stories of Long Kesh/Maze
Recalling Community in Cape Town: Creating and Curating the District Six Museum
Golconda: Our Voices, Our Lives
Something Borrowed, Something New: History and the Waitangi Tribunal
Creating Memorials, Building Identities: The Politics of Memory in the Black Atlantic
Further Reading
Index

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