The Combing of History

By: Cohen, David William William

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How is historical knowledge produced? And how do silence and forgetting figure in the knowledge we call history? Taking us through time and across the globe, David William Cohen's exploration of these questions exposes the circumstantial nature of history. His investigation uncovers the conventions and paradigms that govern historical knowledge and historical texts and reveals the economic, social, and political forces at play in the production of history.
Drawing from a wide range of examples, including African legal proceedings, German and American museum exhibits, Native American commemorations, public and academic debates, and scholarly research, David William Cohen explores the "walls and passageways" between academic and non-academic productions of history.

Title: The Combing of History

Author Name: Cohen, David William William

Categories: Africa,

Publisher: University of Chicago Press:

ISBN Number: 0226112780

ISBN Number 13: 9780226112787


Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0226112780Z2

Description: 0226112780 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE