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Theory, Method, and Practice in Social and Cultural History

@inproceedings{Karsten1992TheoryMA,
  title={Theory, Method, and Practice in Social and Cultural History},
  author={Peter Karsten and J. Modell},
  year={1992}
}
Two decades ago, historical practice in the United States and Europe was challenged by social historians with "behaviourist" approaches which diverged from the discipline's traditional preferences for textual evidence. Such accounts explained occurences in terms of individual intention and a narrative presentation of results. But such behaviourist trends by no means swept the field of social history, and current historical practices go in yet another direction. Today what is widely called for… Expand
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