Between Words and Things: “La Querelle du luxe” in the Eighteenth Century

@article{Kwass2015BetweenWA,
  title={Between Words and Things: “La Querelle du luxe” in the Eighteenth Century},
  author={M. Kwass},
  journal={MLN},
  year={2015},
  volume={130},
  pages={771 - 782}
}
Historians understand the importance of language. In the 1980s, the discipline took a sharp linguistic turn, as many social historians trained in the 1960s and 1970s renounced cherished ideas about social class and material life, and moved boldly toward a language-centered cultural history. This shift toward linguistic analysis was particularly notable in my own field—the French Revolution—where self-described “revisionist” historians abandoned Marxian social interpretations of the Revolution… Expand
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