Cultural History by Roger Chartier
Between Practices and Representations

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Chartier examines various approaches to the history of cultural forms, including the work of the Annales tradition, the contributions of Foucault and Elias, and the more recent writings of Robert Darnton, Carlo Ginzburg and others. The second part of the volume offers a series of case studies. Chartier explores, among other things, the cultural significance of symbolic role reversals, the representations of peasant reading practices in the Age of Enlightenment, and the role of intellectuals in the universities and labour markets of early modern Europe. Through these case studies Chartier elaborates the elements of a highly original approach to the history of cultural forms.
 

About Roger Chartier

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Roger Chartier is Directeur d'Etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Lydia G. Cochrane has translated numerous books for the University of Chicago Press.
 
Published November 1, 1988 by Cornell University Press. 209 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction