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History and Cultural Theory

History and Cultural Theory
Author: Simon Gunn
ISBN 13: 9780582784086
ISBN 10: 582784085
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2006-07-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $58.95

This text introduces the relationship between contemporary cultural theory and the study of history and references key theorists in order to make this link evident.

  • A clear exposition of a specified theme (culture, power, post colonialism, etc.) and the key theorists identified with it.
  • Makes complex and difficult theory accessible to undergraduates
  • Outlines how cultural theories bear on established historical topics and categories, such as gender, class and politics.
  • Gives concrete examples of historians’ own usage of such ideas drawn from a range of cultures, contexts and periods.
  • Will be bought by history and sociology students.