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Postmodernism and History
Willie Thompson offers a clear, jargon-free introduction to postmodernist theory and its significant impact on the study of history. This is a hotly-debated topic, and much of the literature is both polemical and inaccessible to the novice. Thompson, however, presents key ideas in a straightforward way, making these debates relevant to students' own work.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 12th 2004 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published 2004)
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Thompson’s book on postmodernism and history is a well-written introduction to the subject, best suited to those unfamiliar with the concepts. The irony of being easy-to-read was not lost on the author when discussing postmodernism. The author explains its often techy relationship with history with aplomb.
Willie Thompson was until his retirement Professor of Contemporary History at Glasgow Caledonian University. His books, published by Pluto Press, include The Good Old Cause: British Communism 1920-1991 (1992), What Happened to History? (2000) and Ideologies in the Age of Extremes: Liberalism, Conservatism, Communism, Fascism 1914-91 (2011).More about Willie Thompson...