Table of contents for What is history for? / Beverley Southgate.

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CONTENTS
List of illustrations
Preface	
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: 	Humanities and Therapeutic Education
Chapter 2:	History for its Own Sake
	1 Introduction
	2 The Holy Grail of Truth
	3 'For its own Sake'
	4 Straw Men?
	5 Conclusion
Chapter 3:	Professed Purposes
	1 Introduction
	2 Transferable Skills
	3 'Cultivation'
	4 Myth Breaking
	5 Theological confirmations and questionings
	6 Obligations to the Dead
	7 Conclusion
Chapter 4:	Hidden Agendas
	1 Introduction
	2 Political Puppetry: the case of Germany
	3 Justifying the status quo
	4 Discipline and Power
	5 Gender in History
	6 Conclusion
Chapter 5:	Life and Needs in Postmodernity
	1 Introduction
	2 Postmodernity
	3 Centres and certainties
	4 Order
	5 Direction
	6 Problems of identity: selfhood and others
	7 Conclusion
Chapter 6: 	History in Postmodernity: Future Prospects
	1 Introduction
	2 Closure and openness
	3 Self, narrativity, and meaning: personal and national identities
	4 Historic moments and empowerment: making choices
	5 Colonising the future: towards a better world
	6 Conclustion
Chapter 7: 	Histories for Postmodernity: Some Aspirations
	1 Introduction
	2 Realism, pessimism, hope
	3 History and myth again
	4 The labyrinth of language
	5 Transferable qualities
	6 Conclusion
Chapter 8	Histories for Postmodernity: Some Examples
	1 Robert A Rosenstone and Japan
	2 Peter Novick and the Holocaust
	3 Sven Lindqvist and Bombing
	4 Tzvetan Todorov and Hope
Afterword
Further Reading
Bibliography
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

History -- Philosophy.