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

From a number of traditionally grounded views, After the Imperial Turn assesses the destiny of the country as a topic of disciplinary inquiry. In mild of the flip towards scholarship taken with imperialism and postcolonialism, this provocative assortment investigates even if the kingdom is still primary, sufficient, or perhaps attainable as an analytical class for learning background. those twenty essays, basically by way of historians, exemplify cultural techniques to histories of nationalism and imperialism at the same time they severely study the results of such approaches.
While many of the participants speak about British imperialism and its repercussions, the amount additionally contains, as counterpoints, essays at the background and historiography of France, Germany, Spain, and the USA. no matter if taking a look at the background of the passport or the instructing of heritage from a postnational point of view, this assortment explores such vexed matters as how historians could 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 belief of the country continues to be ideologically and methodologically indebted to nationwide narratives. putting nation-based reports in overseas and interdisciplinary contexts, After the Imperial Turn issues towards methods of writing historical past and reading 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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