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Drawing examples from some of the classic works in the discipline, Miles Fairburn examines the nature, varieties, schools and evolution of social history. Intended for advanced students and practising social historians who see social history as a problem-solving discipline, the methodological problems examined include the absence of social categories, fragmenting evidence, the appraisal of rival explanations, the use of socially constructed evidence to substantiate claims about realities, how to avoid presentism and when its practice is justifiable, how to distinguish important causes and how to tell similarities from differences.
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In this challenging and provocative study of the nature of settler society in 19th-century New Zealand, Fairburn focuses on the lives of the common people and presents a rigorous and original description of the place and time which is radically di...
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'Miles Fairburn has provided an incisive vade-mecum to Social History, dissecting approaches and methodologies in a pleasantly accessible style.' - Penelope J.Corfield, Journal of Contemporary History
MILES FAIRBURN is a practising social historian who also teaches advanced courses on historiography and historical method. He is the author of two major books on the social history of New Zealand and presently occupies the Chair in History at Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Introduction.- The Problem of Absent Social Categories.- The Problem of Generalising from Fragmentary Evidence.- Some Solutions for the Problem of Fragmentary Evidence.- The Problem of Establishing Important Causes.- The Problem of Establishing Similarities and Differences Of Lumping and Splitting.- To Count or Not to Count?.- The Problem of Socially-Constructed Evidence.- The Problem of Appropriate Concepts.- The Problem of Determining the Best Explanation.- Glossary of Terms.- Bibliography.- Index.