RETHINKING HISTORY: THE JOURNAL OF THEORY AND PRACTICE invites proposals for a themed issue entitled “Liberalism, Conservatism, Radicalism, and Historical Materialism.” The purpose of this issue is to reconsider the relationship between political ideas and historical practice. We seek essays representing a variety of approaches and disciplines.
How do historians of various political persuasions use political ideas and ideologies to understand the past? How do political ideologies conceived in the present shape history as an object and a practice? The crisis of Marxist history is well known. Have other political appropriations of the past--conservative, liberal, feminist, black radical, and so forth--undergone analogous turmoil? How have postmodern and postcolonial perspectives affected the deployment of political ideologies to understand and construct the past? What is the future of historical work on marginalized and subjugated peoples?
250 word proposals and CVs should be sent not later than April 15, 2007 to Dennis Dworkin at firstname.lastname@example.org. The final date for contributions to be received is January 15, 2009. The length of articles should be 6000-7000 words, but will ultimately be determined by the number of contributors.
Details of the journal and Instructions for Authors can be found at:
Questions are welcome and should be addressed to:
Dennis Dworkin (Guest Editor)
Department of History/ 308
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
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