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The New Cultural History

Lynn Hunt


Across the humanities and the social sciences, disciplinary boundaries have come into question as scholars have acknowledged their common preoccupations with cultural phenomena ranging from rituals and ceremonies to texts and discourse. Literary critics, for example, have turned to history for a deepening of their notion of cultural products; some of them now read historical documents in the same way that they previously read “great” texts. Anthropologists have turned to the history of their own discipline in order to better understand the ways in which disciplinary authority was constructed. ... More

Keywords: disciplinary boundaries, cultural anthropology, literary criticism, history of culture, Michel Foucault, Clifford Geertz, Natalie Davis, E. P. Thompson, Hayden White, Dominick LaCapra

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1989 Print ISBN-13: 9780520064287
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520064287.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lynn Hunt, editor