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Annales School

Annales School  

[Th]A French school of historical thought, established by Marc Bloch and Lucien Febvre in the late 1920s and developed by Fernand Braudel in the 1950s and 1960s, which focuses on the idea of the ...
authority

authority  

Legitimate power, decision-making capacity, and the means to cause others to obey. The word applies both to the abstract quality and to the individual or organization in command.
Certeau, Michel de

Certeau, Michel de (1925–86)   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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(1925–86).

French cultural historian. Originally a Jesuit theologian, with a training in history, literature, and anthropology, de

École Freudienne de Paris

École Freudienne de Paris  

Founded by Jacques Lacan in 1964 after he was expelled from the International Psychoanalytical Association, to train analysts to practise as psychoanalysts. The founding members of the School ...
everyday life

everyday life  

See also lived experience.1. Daily activities in the social world, and the field of enquiry for which this forms a focus.2. The realm of social life, the traditional focus of anthropology and ...
futurology

futurology  

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The activity of predicting the state of the world at some future time, by extrapolating from present trends. Mainly a pseudo-science, given the complexities of social, political, economic, ...
Henri Lefebvre

Henri Lefebvre  

(1901–91)French*Marxistphilosopher and sociologist. Lefebvre published 70 books in his lifetime on an incredibly wide array of topics, and is generally regarded as one of the great theoreticians of ...
heterology

heterology  

Traditionally the branch of philosophy concerned with the problem of the existence of the Other or ‘unknowable being’, which has been variously interpreted as referring to God (Levinas) and the ...
historiography

historiography  

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The study and writing of history. The recording and interpretation of past events began with the retelling of legends handed down through oral traditions: the epic poems Homer (fl. c.800 bc) were an ...
Louis Hjelmslev

Louis Hjelmslev  

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(1899–1965), Danish linguist, founder and leader of the Linguistic Circle of Copenhagen.He counts as one of the major exponents of European structural linguistics after Saussure. He founded ...
Marc Augé

Marc Augé  

(1935–)A Frenchanthropologist, Augé belongs to the generation of scholars who were trained in the 1960s in Paris, for whom the likes of Louis Althusser, Michel de Certeau, Gilles Deleuze and Michel ...
May 1968

May 1968  

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A series of street protests that began in a number of universities in Paris but rapidly spread to incorporate a wide cross section of French society. Some historians estimate that as many as 10 ...
practice

practice  

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USA usage is ‘c’ for noun and verb forms alike. Australia follows UK usage: the noun is practice and the verb is practise. A lawyer practises law in a legal ...
space

space  

The classical questions include: is space real, or is it some kind of mental construct, or artefact of our ways of perceiving and thinking? Is it ‘substantival’ or purely ‘relational’? According to ...
strategy

strategy  

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ˈstræṯǝjēn. pl. -ies1 a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim: time to develop a coherent evacuation strategy.2 the art of ...

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