Lynn Hunt, (ed.), The New Cultural History, (Berkley: University of California Press, 1989)
Annales school claims that one can inquire as to "how a whole collectivity functions in terms of its multiple temporal, spatial, human, social, economic, cultural and evenmental dimensions, Little is left out of this definition; consequently, in its presumed drive towards "total history" it loses all specificity."
Patricia O'Brien, 'Michel Foucault's History of Culture' in above
"Foucault questioned the very principle implicit in social history : that society itself is the reality to be studied"
Foucault's general rather than total history.
Everything not governed by annaliste "network of causality"
Everything governed by multiplicities.
Aletta Biersack, 'Local Knowledge , Local History: Geertz and beyond.' in above.
Look up Geertz. History in the ethnographic vein. How do ordinary people make sense of the world. Third hand ideas, recovering the already imagined.sssssaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Natalie Zemon Davis in The Return of Martin Guerre, reimagining the already imagined.
SPOT THE BIT WHERE MY BOOK HITS THE KEYBOARD? IT CLEARLY FEELS THE SAME WAY I DO.