Consuming History Historians and Heritage in Contemporary Popular Culture

ISBN-10: 0415399459

ISBN-13: 9780415399456

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jerome De Groot

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List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

University of Manchester, UK

Introduction: history and popular culture
The prizewinning past
Selling historically
Desiring history
The popular historian
The public historian, the historian in public
The 'new gardening' and the publicity historian
History, historians, historigraphy, and celebrity: Great Britons
The David Irving libel trial and aftermath
Popular history in print
Narrative history
Political diaries and witness accounts
Autobiography, personal memoir and biography
Historical biography
The past for children: school and Horrible Histories
The status of the popular history author
Popular circulation: magazines
Reception and consumption: reading groups and reader-reviews
The historian in popular culture
'That's you, that is': historian as child, adventurer, and hero
The Da Vinci Code
Enfranchisement, ownership and consumption: 'Amateur' histories
The everyday historical: local history, metal detecting, antiques
Local history
Metal detecting, popular archaeology, treasure hunting
History as hobby: collecting and antiquing
Antiques on television: Antiques Roadshow, Flog It! Bargain Hunt
Genealogy: hobby, politics, science
'I'm getting more and more Jewish as this goes on': self-identity and celebrity revelation
Roots, identity genealogy and America
Science: genetic genealogy and daytime detection
Digital history: archives, information architecture, encyclopaedias, community websites and search engines
New sources, new tools, new archives
Networked interfaces with information: search engines, Wikipedia
Hacking history: Google Earth
Open source code and community websites
Performing and playing history
Historical re-enactment
Combat re-enactment: WARS and the Sealed Knot
Re-enactment and place as historical evidence: documentary
Living theatre: museums, live and Living History
Getting medievalish: anachronism, faires and banquets
Recycling culture and re-enactment/cultural re-enactment
Music, performance and remakes
The first time as atonement, the second time as art: Lifeline and Jeremy Deller
The 'extreme historian': reinhabiting the past
History games
First person shoot 'em up history
Role playing and history as identity
Civilization and disc contents: strategy games
Wargames and scale models
History on television
Contemporary historical documentary
Documentary as form: self-consciousness and diversion
'Neither wholly fictional nor wholly factual': history on television
'Contemporary, lively and egalitarian': Schama and Starkey
History on international television
Reality History
Empathy, authenticity and identity
Reality TV
Historical difference and ideology
Authenticity and the historical revelation of self
The 'historical' as cultural genre
Historical television: classic serial, costume drama and comedy
Adaptation and costume drama
Queering the genre: Tipping the Velvet and The Line of Beauty
Boy's own authentic drama: Sharpe and Hornblower
Innovation and obscenity: Rome and Deadwood
'Good moaning': comedy and time travel
Historical film
National cinema, international audiences and historical film
The heritage debate and British film
History, complexity and horror: Atonement and The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Imagined histories: novels, plays and comics
'A bodice-ripper with a bibliography': historical novels
Graphic novels and hybrid genres
Historical stage drama
Artefact and interpretation
Museums and physical encounters with the past
Museums and government policy
Digitisation and economics
Conclusions: nostalgia isn't what it used to be
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