New Approaches to Social History. Myth, Memory and Place: Monmouth and Bath 1750-1900

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dc.contributor.author Borsay, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-13T16:48:51Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-13T16:48:51Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Borsay , P 2006 , ' New Approaches to Social History. Myth, Memory and Place: Monmouth and Bath 1750-1900 ' Journal of Social History , vol 39 , no. 3 , pp. 867-889 . , 10.1353/jsh.2006.0001 en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-4529
dc.identifier.other PURE: 87744
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1169
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1169
dc.identifier.uri http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_social_history/v039/39.3borsay.html en
dc.description Borsay, Peter, 'New Approaches to Social History. Myth, Memory and Place: Monmouth and Bath 1750-1900', Journal of Social History (2006) 39(3) pp.867-889 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract In the post-war decades in Britain, social history, in what may be called its heroic age, was new and fashionable, and could expect to attract devotees by virtue of these qualities alone. From the later twentieth century, the baton for novelty passed to other sub-disciplines such as cultural and gender history. But the change was not simply one of fashion. It represented a major shift in approach from a “hard” to a “soft” social history. Much of the social history of the heroic age was empirical in character, and almost all was built around a notion of social structure, particularly class structure, drawn from Marxist theory. During the 1970s and 1980s, the certainties which underpinned this approach began to dissolve, and in particular the appeal of a class-based analysis of society declined. Growing emphasis was placed on the mental and imaginative sphere in society, on imagery and representation, and on qualitative modes of investigation. What was once hard and definite became soft and malleable, capable of multiple configurations and meanings. en
dc.format.extent 23 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Social History en
dc.title New Approaches to Social History. Myth, Memory and Place: Monmouth and Bath 1750-1900 en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/jsh.2006.0001
dc.contributor.institution Department of History & Welsh History en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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