The Resource The theft of history, Jack Goody

The theft of history, Jack Goody

Label
The theft of history
Title
The theft of history
Statement of responsibility
Jack Goody
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Professor Jack Goody builds on his own previous work to extend further his highly influential critique of what he sees as the pervasive eurocentric or occidentalist biases of so much western historical writing. Goody also examines the consequent 'theft' by the West of the achievements of other cultures in the invention of (notably) democracy, capitalism, individualism, and love. The Theft of History discusses a number of theorists in detail, including Marx, Weber and Norbert Elias, and engages with critical admiration western historians like Fernand Braudel, Moses Finlay and Perry Anderson. Major questions of method are raised, and Goody proposes a new comparative methodology for cross-cultural analysis, one that gives a much more sophisticated basis for assessing divergent historical outcomes, and replaces outmoded simple differences between East and West. The Theft of History will be read by an unusually wide audience of historians, anthropologists and social theorists. -- Publisher description from http://www.cambridge.org (Oct. 18, 2011)
Cataloging source
MT4IT
Dewey number
901
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D16.9
LC item number
.G59 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The theft of history, Jack Goody
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-323) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who stole what? : time and space -- The invention of antiquity -- Feudalism : a transition to capitalism or the collapse of Europe and the domination of Asia? -- Asiatic despots, in Turkey and elsewhere? -- Science and civilization in Renaissance Europe -- The theft of 'civilization' : Elias and Absolutist Europe -- The theft of 'capitalism' : Braudel and global comparison -- The theft of institutions, towns, and universities -- The appropriation of values : humanism, democracy and individualism -- Stolen love : European claims to the emotions -- Last words
Control code
ocn252532845
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511261510
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b3684584x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)252532845
  • acls0511260946

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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