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By Antoinette Burton,Susan D. Pennybacker,Stuart Ward,Heather Streets,Ann Curthoys

From quite a few traditionally grounded views, After the Imperial Turn assesses the destiny of the state as a topic of disciplinary inquiry. In mild of the flip towards scholarship fascinated with imperialism and postcolonialism, this provocative assortment investigates no matter if the country continues to be principal, sufficient, or maybe attainable as an analytical classification for learning historical past. those twenty essays, basically by means of historians, exemplify cultural methods to histories of nationalism and imperialism whilst they seriously study the results of such approaches.
While lots of the individuals speak about British imperialism and its repercussions, the quantity additionally comprises, as counterpoints, essays at the historical past and historiography of France, Germany, Spain, and the us. even if the historical past of the passport or the educating of heritage from a postnational viewpoint, this assortment explores such vexed concerns as how historians may possibly face up to the seduction of nationwide narratives, what—if anything—might exchange the nation’s hegemony, and the way even history-writing that interrogates the assumption of the state continues to be ideologically and methodologically indebted to nationwide narratives. putting nation-based reviews in overseas and interdisciplinary contexts, After the Imperial Turn issues towards methods of writing background and interpreting tradition attentive either to the inadequacies and patience of the country as an organizing rubric.

Contributors. Tony Ballantyne, Antoinette Burton, Ann Curthoys, Augusto Espiritu, Karen Fang, Ian Christopher Fletcher, Robert Gregg, Terri Hasseler, Clement Hawes, Douglas M. Haynes, Kristin Hoganson, Paula Krebs, Lara Kriegel, Radhika Viyas Mongia, Susan Pennybacker, John Plotz, Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Heather Streets, Hsu-Ming Teo, Stuart Ward, Lora Wildenthal, Gary Wilder

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