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Kimberly Hutchings

3200TimeandWorldPolitics.qxd:2935 The Biopolitics 18/7/08 07:57 Page 54 3 Against historicism Introduction H I S chapter examines accounts of political time that are premised on the critique of philosophy of history and historicism. We will begin by looking briefly at two thinkers at the end of the nineteenth century who offered alternatives to the conflation of kairos and chronos in historicist and scientific accounts of time, Nietzsche and Bergson. This then sets the scene for exploring ways in which the assumptions and implications of historicism, in

in Time and world politics
Robert Miles

In the Introduction I referred to several decisions crucial to historicizing the Gothic: to resist applying evolutionary narratives to the development of Gothic writing; to see the self in Gothic writing as in the first instance conditioned by historical conventions of representation; and to hold in abeyance the traditional lines of demarcation, evaluative and generic, that cross

in Gothic writing 1750–1820
Peter Barry

New historicism The term ‘new historicism’ was coined by the American critic Stephen Greenblatt, whose book Renaissance Self-Fashioning: from More to Shakespeare (1980) is usually regarded as its beginning. However, similar tendencies can be identified in work by various critics published during the 1970s, a good example being J. W. Lever's The Tragedy of State: A Study of Jacobean Drama (published by Methuen in 1971, and re-issued in 1987 with an introduction by Jonathan Dollimore). This brief and epoch-making book challenged conservative critical views

in Beginning theory (fourth edition)
The politics of the PCI
Phil Edwards

3 From Resistance to Historic Compromise: the politics of the PCI The PCI from Fascism to Liberation The roots of the PCI lay in the Partito Comunista d’Italia (PCd’I; ‘Communist Party of Italy’), founded in 1921. The PCd’I’s early membership was battlehardened from street fighting with Fascist squadre (‘squads’), particularly in the near-insurrectional conditions of 1919. Following the Fascist takeover in 1924 and the banning of non-Fascist political parties the following year, around a third of the PCd’I’s membership was imprisoned; the party’s leader Antonio

in ‘More work! Less pay!’
Yasmeen Daifallah

217 9 Marxism and historicism in the thought of Abdullah Laroui Yasmeen Daifallah Like many of his generation of Arab thinkers, the Moroccan historian Abdullah Laroui (b. 1933) is often described as a defector from Marxism. In Laroui’s case, the defection is mostly described as one to liberalism, or to a state-​centred modality of liberalism that Ibrahim Abu Rabi’ calls ‘liberal étatism’.1 This purported change of heart is usually explained in terms of Laroui’s supposed adaptation to the changing tides of Arab politics that, once sympathetic to leftist

in Colonial exchanges
The Musée centennal du mobilier et de la décoration and the legacy of proto-interior designers
Anca I. Lasc

Epilogue: The presentness of historicism Epilogue: The presentness of historicism: the Musée centennal du mobilier et de la décoration and the legacy of proto-interior designers Visitors to the 1900 Paris Exposition universelle would find between the French sectors dedicated to furniture and bronzes, a museum of historical period rooms that praised the genius of the French decorative arts industry in the nineteenth century. The Musée centennal du mobilier et de la décoration brought together the best works from the period as defined by the five main

in Interior decorating in nineteenth-century France
Edward A. Freeman, Edith Thompson and the gendered personae of late-Victorian historians
Elise Garritzen

pasha and his historic harem Chapter 5 Pasha and his historic harem: Edward A. Freeman, Edith Thompson and the gendered personae of late-Victorian historians Elise Garritzen Introduction When in 1869 Edith Thompson (1848–1929) published her first review-​ essay in history, Edward Freeman (1823–92) concluded that she was now ‘part of “we” ’.1 The ‘we’ were the historians who pledged in the name of detachment and inductive presentation of facts, and cultivated the virtues, skills and habits that comprised the idealized persona of a professional historian

in How to be a historian
Cynthia E. Roman

the arts against the vestiges of aristocratic and courtly culture. 1 To this end, tacitly republican sectors within print culture played a significant role in the transformation of epic history painting, informed as it was by civic humanism, into a sentimental genre informed by moral sympathy and emphasizing the domestic and the feminine. Under the publishing auspices of dissenting Baptist Robert Bowyer, the Historic Gallery

in Cultural identities and the aesthetics of Britishness
David J. Appleby

Black Bartholomew’s Day Chapter 3 Scripture, historicism and the critique of authority C iting Matthew 10:16 in his afternoon farewell sermon at St Stephen’s Walbrook on August 17 – ‘Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore wise as serpents and harmless as doves’ – Thomas Watson advised the godly to join the serpent with the dove.1 The Nottinghamshire minister William Cross assured his Beeston congregation that God was able to ‘give the wisdom of the Serpent to such as have the Doves Innocency’.2 The succeeding verses of

in Black Bartholomew’s Day
Is there space for the emergence of ‘dissidents’?
Sophie A. Whiting

1 Evaluating historic splits in Irish republicanism: is there space for the emergence of ‘dissidents’? From abstentionists to institutional participants, from the margins to the mainstream, Sinn Féin has undergone numerous reincarnations since its founding in 1905.1 The republican movement has always been a mixture of intellectuals, constitutional politicians, political activists, militants and revolutionaries, although these categories have never been mutually exclusive. It is the versatile and complex nature of the republican movement, allied to the difficulty

in Spoiling the peace?