Writing and teaching national history in Africa in an era of global history

 

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dc.contributor.author Phillips, Howard
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-27T07:46:47Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-27T07:46:47Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02582470409464803
dc.identifier.citation Phillips, H. (2004). Writing and teaching national history in africa in an era of global history : Centenary of the UCT history department. South African Historical Journal, 50, p.215-217. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0258-2473 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20825
dc.description.abstract This session of the colloquium began where the preceding one had left off, with the lead-in speaker, Professor Toyin Falola of the University of Texas, arguing that if ‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’ were meaningful concepts for historical understanding, so too was ‘nation’. For him, national history was both meaningful and vital in the current era of globalisation, when global history was being touted as the only paradigm within which seriously to understand modern processes and events. Indeed, he believed that national history was an essential defence – even means of survival – against the dominant brand of global history in the contemporary world, which in his view amounted to ‘a narrative of western power and its expansion, …[which sought to turn] the national history of one great power [the USA] into the metanarrative of global history … by eras[ing] the experiences of so-called local identities, sweeping the dust of the ethnic under the carpet of the national, and the national itself under the table of the universal’. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_ZA
dc.source South African Historical Journal en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rshj20/current
dc.title Writing and teaching national history in Africa in an era of global history en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2015-12-24T08:20:36Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Historical Studies en_ZA
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