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The Resource History and reading : Tocqueville, Foucault, French studies, Dominick LaCapra

History and reading : Tocqueville, Foucault, French studies, Dominick LaCapra

Label
History and reading : Tocqueville, Foucault, French studies
Title
History and reading
Title remainder
Tocqueville, Foucault, French studies
Statement of responsibility
Dominick LaCapra
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this study Dominick LaCapra addresses the ongoing concern with the application of theory - namely that of literary studies and linguistics - to contemporary historical research and analysis. History and Reading is an attempt to address the concerns of those scholars who either resist theoretical discussions or disavow the use of interdisciplinary study. LaCapra begins with an extensive discussion of the problem of reading and interpretation as it relates to the understanding of history. The focus then moves to two classic texts that serve as case studies: Alexis de Tocqueville's "Old RTgime and the French Revolution" and Michel Foucault's "Folie et dTraison: Histoire de la folie + l'+ge classique" (partially translated into English as "Madness and Civilization"). In the final chapter, LaCapra deals with the problem of rethinking and reconfiguring French studies, suggesting how this discipline could itself profit from the theoretical innovations for which it has been so important a conduit in the last few decades. LaCapra offers sensitive readings of Tocqueville and Foucault, authors who present vastly different narrative strategies and modes of analysis. Looking at these and other theorists whose work addresses the writing and understanding of history, he considers how their distinctive textual practices have transformed standard modes of interpretation and analysis. A distinguished and widely respected European historian, LaCapra offers a sophisticated consideration of how to combine textual analysis with traditional historical practices, and shows how this practice can be brought to bear on French studies and help to shape its future directions
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
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1939-
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LaCapra, Dominick
Dewey number
944/.007/2
Index
index present
LC call number
DC36.9
LC item number
.L27 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Green College lecture series
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  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • Foucault, Michel
  • France
  • France
  • Literature and history
  • History
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • Foucault, Michel
  • Foucault, Michel (1926-1984)
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • Foucault, Michel
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Historiography
  • History
  • Literature and history
  • Education
  • France
  • Geschiedschrijving
  • Literatuurwetenschap
  • Littérature et histoire
  • Histoire
  • France
  • France
Label
History and reading : Tocqueville, Foucault, French studies, Dominick LaCapra
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. History, Reading, and Critical Theory
  • 2. Rereading Tocqueville's Old Régime
  • 3. Rereading Foucault's 'History of Madness'
  • 4. Reconfiguring French Studies
  • Index
Control code
666914977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442675780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.3138/9781442675780
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt56b59
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666914977
Label
History and reading : Tocqueville, Foucault, French studies, Dominick LaCapra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. History, Reading, and Critical Theory
  • 2. Rereading Tocqueville's Old Régime
  • 3. Rereading Foucault's 'History of Madness'
  • 4. Reconfiguring French Studies
  • Index
Control code
666914977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442675780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.3138/9781442675780
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt56b59
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666914977

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