|Title:||On 'What Is History?': From Carr and Elton to Rorty and White (Historical Connections)|
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Keith Jenkins is Senior Lecturer in history at Chichester Institute of Higher Education. He is the author of Rethinking History (Routledge 1991). Series: Historical Connections. The book contains a critique of . Carr's and Geoffrey Elton's views on what history is, as well as a discussion of the thinking of philosopher Richard Rorty and the historian Hayden White. The author takes a "revisionist" view on Carr, seeing him as not so much a relativist as an advocate for his own left-wing modernity. Elton is dismissed as a shallow die-hard representative of "bourgeois" history.
On ‘What is History?’ In this book Keith Jenkins argues that older modernist discussions about the nature of history - including those by Carr and Elton are now partial and dated guides to contemporary debates. He advocates that they be ‘replaced’ by two other theorists, Richard Rorty and Hayden White. In his introduction and first chapter, Keith Jenkins places Carr, Elton, Rorty and White within current discussions concerning the discourse of history. Keith Jenkins’ exploration of Hayden White’s work is particularly significant. For although White has long been recognised as one of the most original history theorists currently writing, his work is actually little read and little understood in many orthodox historical arenas, or by most history students. Jenkins argues that the neglect of White and the general suspicion of ‘theory’ among many historians are issues which need to be urgently addressed.
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Book: Why History? Ethics and Postmodernity Keith Jenkins Abingdon, Routledge, 1999, ISBN: 9780415164160; 248pp. Book: Refiguring History: New Thoughts on an Old Discipline Keith Jenkins Abingdon, Routledge, 2003, ISBN: 9780415244107; 96pp. In Refiguring History (2003), described by Hayden White as a ‘small masterpiece’, Jenkins attempts, somewhat paradoxically it must be said, to breath new life into history by refiguring it as a discourse that gratefully accepts and elaborates the inevitable failure of all historical representation. This he does by trying to promote in history the endless openness advocated by Derrida and other postmodern philosophers. That the postmodern analysis of history is itself merely the product of a particular historical phase, reflecting the decline of the West, a collapse in belief in progress and a disillusion with science (Tosh).
On 'what Is History?' book. Carr and Elton are still the starting point for the vast majority of introductory courses on the nature of history. Building on his highly successful Rethinking History, Keith Jenkins explores in greater detail the influence of these key figures. He argues that historians need t On & is History?' provides a student introduction to contemporary historiographical debates. Carr and Elton are still the starting point for the vast majority of introductory courses on the nature of history
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Building on his highly successful Rethinking History, Keith Jenkins explores in greater detail the influence of these key figures. He argues that historians need to move beyond their 'modernist' thinking and embrace the postmodern-type approaches of thinkers such as Richard Rorty and Hayden White. Through its radical critique of Carr and Elton and its championing of Rorty and White, On 'What is History'? represents a significant development for introductory studies on the nature of history. You cannot find a historical or geographical or scientific or literary discourse just out there, just growing wild. that Carr and Elton, unlike Rorty and White, are, in their modernisms, not much to the point when now discussing the question of 'what is history?' My approach has four parts.
On & is History?' provides a student introduction to contemporary historiographical debates. He argues that historians need to move beyond their & thinking and embrace the postmodern-type approaches of thinkers such as Richard Rorty and Hayden White
Keith Jenkins (1943) is a British historiographer. Jenkins studied medieval and modern history as well as political theory at The University of Nottingham. Re-thinking History" is simultaneously his first and best-known book. Jenkins retired from the position of professor of historical theory at the University of Chichester in 2008. Re-thinking History (1991). On "What is History" From Carr and Elton to Rorty and White (1995). The Postmodern History Reader (1997).
Re-thinking History by Keith Jenkins (1991-10-31). ZDB2K/?tag prabook0b-20. Re-thinking History (Routledge Classics) by Keith Jenkins (6-Feb-2003) Paperback. Like Hayden White and "postmodern" historiographers, Jenkins believes that any historian's output should be seen as a story. A work of history is as much about the historian's own world view and ideological positions as it is about past events. This means that different historians will inevitably ascribe different meaning to the same historical events.