quotes on historiography

Tag: 20th century

Sexual heterogeneities

Our epoch has initiated sexual heterogeneities.

Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality Vol.1, (Vintage Books, 1990), 37

Oral History

…there’s more to history than presidents and generals, and there’s more to culture than the literary canon.

Alessandro Portelli, The Death of Luigi Trastulli, (SUNY Press, 1991), viii

Emotions, society, and culture

Emotion is certainly a psychological entity, but it is no less and perhaps more so a cultural and social one: through emotion we enact cultural definitions of personhood as they are expressed in concrete and immediate but always culturally and socially defined relationships.

Eva Illouz, Cold intimacies: the making of emotional capitalism, (Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2007), 3.

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