Monday, January 28, 2013

The Junto on the "New, New Political History"

It looks like the Young Turks at The Junto are going to spend the week tackling early American political history.  I am looking forward to it.

Ben Park sets the stage.  A taste:

Yet no movement is without its flaws and weaknesses; nor does any historiographical label last forever. (Especially when a new generation must go through the ceremonial ritual of making a strawman of their elders and cultivating a proud image of their “new” and “cutting-edge” work.) This week, we at The Junto will take a look back at the most recent generation of political history and highlight the strengths and weaknesses, as well as posit where the field may go from here. (Though “The New New New Political History” just sounds awkward.) To offer an eclectic glimpse, our roundtable, as currently constituted, will include looks at race, gender, economy, state formation, and the public sphere. We will then (hopefully) be privileged to have a response from Andrew Robertson. We hope you will participate in the comments, extend the dialogue further, and help us turn the world upside-down. Or at least help us have a good time.