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The Resource Regimes of historicity : presentism and experiences of time, François Hartog ; translated by Saskia Brown

Regimes of historicity : presentism and experiences of time, François Hartog ; translated by Saskia Brown

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Regimes of historicity : presentism and experiences of time
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Regimes of historicity
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presentism and experiences of time
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François Hartog ; translated by Saskia Brown
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
François Hartog explores crucial moments of change in society's "regimes of historicity, " or its ways of relating to the past, present, and future. Inspired by Hannah Arendt, Reinhart Koselleck, and Paul Ricoeur, Hartog analyzes a broad range of texts, positioning The Odyssey as a work on the threshold of historical consciousness and contrasting it with an investigation of the anthropologist Marshall Sahlins's concept of "heroic history." He tracks changing perspectives on time in Chateaubriand's Historical Essay and Travels in America and sets them alongside other writings from the French Revolution. He revisits the insights of the French Annales School and situates Pierre Nora's Realms of Memory within a history of heritage and today's presentism, from which he addresses Jonas's notion of our responsibility for the future. Our presentist present is by no means uniform or clear-cut, and it is experienced very differently depending on the position we occupy in society. We are caught up in global movement and accelerated flows, or else condemned to the life of casual workers, living from hand to mouth in a stagnant present, with no recognized past, and no real future either (since the temporality of plans and projects is inaccessible). The present is therefore experienced as emancipation or enclosure, and the perspective of the future is no longer reassuring, since it is perceived not as a promise, but as a threat. Hartog's resonant readings show us how the motor of history(-writing) has stalled and help us understand the contradictory qualities of our contemporary presentist relation to time.--
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Hartog, François
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non fiction
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Brown, Saskia
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European perspectives: a series in social thought and cultural criticism
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  • Historiography
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Regimes of historicity : presentism and experiences of time, François Hartog ; translated by Saskia Brown
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Translated from the French
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Contents
Presentism : stopgap or new state? -- Introduction : orders of time and regimes of historicity -- Making history : Sahlins's Islands -- From Odysseus's tears to Augustine's meditations -- Chateaubriand, between the old and the new regime of historicity -- Memory, history, and the present -- Heritage and the present
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FIEb17672831
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24 cm.
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xix, 260 pages
Isbn
9780231163767
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)880565920
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Regimes of historicity : presentism and experiences of time, François Hartog ; translated by Saskia Brown
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Presentism : stopgap or new state? -- Introduction : orders of time and regimes of historicity -- Making history : Sahlins's Islands -- From Odysseus's tears to Augustine's meditations -- Chateaubriand, between the old and the new regime of historicity -- Memory, history, and the present -- Heritage and the present
Control code
FIEb17672831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 260 pages
Isbn
9780231163767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)880565920

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