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History's Disquiet Modernity, Cultural Practice, and the Question of Everyday Life

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ISBN-10: 0231117957

ISBN-13: 9780231117951

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Harry Harootunian

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Historian Harry Harootunian inaugurates a challenging debate on the arbitrary cultural divisions of our world. Exploring European and Japanese conceptions of modernity, he seeks to expose the problematic nature of scholarly categories.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Harry Harootunian is professor of history and director of East Asian Studies at New York University. He is author of Toward Restorationand Things Seen and Unseen. He lives in New York City.

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Tracking the Dinosaur: Area Studies in a Time of "Globalism"
The "Mystery of the Everyday": Everydayness in History
"Dialectical Optics": History in Everydayness