Hello again, all. Here’s the reading list for this week (luckily, I’ve already read all these and it’s on to the next!). Enjoy!
Historical Scholarship of the Modern Middle East
Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London: Verso, 1983.
Hodgson, Marshall. The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization vol. 1. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1974. (Introduction only)
Research Seminar in United States History
Anjal, Arondkar. “Without a Trace: Sexuality and the Colonial Archive.” Journal of the History of Sexuality 14, no. 1-2 (Jan-April 2005): 10-27.
Brown, Richard, and Beth Davis-Brown. “The Making of Memory: The Politics of Archives, Libraries, and Museums in the Construction of National Consciousness.” History of the Human Sciences 11, no. 4 (November 1998): 17-32.
Dick, Lyle. “The 1942 Same-Sex Trials in Edmonton: On the State’s Repression of Sexual Minorities, Archives, and Human Rights in Canada.” Archivaria 68 (Fall 2009): 183-217.
Dominy, Graham. “Overcoming the Apartheid Legacy: The Special Case of the Freedom Charter.” Archival Science 13, no. 2-3 (June 2013): 195-205.
Gutiérrez, Rámon. “Women on Top: The Love Magic of the Indian Witches of New Mexico.” Journal of the History of Sexuality 16, no. 3 (September 2007): 373-390.
Samonte, Cecilia. “Obtaining ‘Sympathetic Understanding’: Gender, Empire, and Representation in the Travel Writings of American Officials’ Wives, 1901-1914.” The Journal of Transnational American Studies 3, no. 2 (2011): 1-14.
Stoler, Ann. “Colonial Archives and the Arts of Governance.” Archival Science 2, no. 2 (2002): 87-109.
History and Theory
Burke, Peter. “Strengths and Weaknesses of Cultural History.” Cultural History 1, no. 1 (2012): 1-13.
Cook, James W. “The Kids Are All Right: On the ‘Turning’ of Cultural History.” American Historical Review (June 2012): 746-771.
Hoffman, Philip T. “Opening Our Eyes: History and the Social Sciences.” The Journal of the Historical Society 1, no. 1 (March 2006): 93-117.
Scott, Joan W. “Unanswered Questions.” American Historical Review (December 2008): 1422-1430.
Scott, Joan W. “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis.” The American Historical Review 91, no. 5 (December 1986): 1053-1075.
Women in Arabic Literature
Nawal El-Saadawi, The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World (excerpts)
Fatima Mernissi, The Forgotten Queens of Islam (excerpts)
Has anyone read any of these? Any thoughts?