Indeed, the game-reference would have two main practicalities: a) from a periodization point of view, it would be useful to know whether the practice workload has been below or above game-reference loads, and to periodize
the training cycles (e.
Readers who come to the book with an awareness of recent scholarly discussions on French citizenship and the limits of French universalism and a firm command of French Republican history will be most rewarded, but it is not clear whether these specialists will be convinced by Camiscioli's implicit challenge to rethink the way that they periodize
the years 1900-1939.
Another aim of Lampert's book is to challenge tendencies to periodize
and dichotomize medieval and early modern culture.
Central to Wang's study, however, is the relationship between commoners and local elites, something he does periodize
Although it may be senseless to try to periodize
our own time historically for the purposes of criticism, simply abandoning the job of responding to recent literature, art, or culture is not an option either.
Of course, while no category of periodization is perfect, to echo the plea of one historian, if we are to periodize
, "ought we not at least to have meaningful periods?
The purpose of this paper is to explore several of the problems raised by attempts to periodize
the present moment in terms of the notion of postmodernism, and, in the end, I shall go so far as to suggest that the very endeavor rests on a fallacy.
They argue that our tendency to periodize
the twentieth century in terms of decades (the roaring twenties and the dirty thirties, for example), in terms of post-1945 Canada and post-1918 Canada, and even in terms of the twentieth century itself, obscures more than it clarifies.
Franke begins Modernist Heresies with the task of questioning traditional ways that scholars periodize
and categorize twentieth-century literary history, focusing on the tendency to make firm distinctions between late Victorians, Edwardians, and modernists, and arguing that the tendency to periodize
in this way begins with the canonized modernists themselves.
She does not problematize or periodize
the Cold War, nor question the gender identities of the men and women she interviews and writes about.
Wallace (British and American literature, New College, Florida) begins by decrying the determination, especially on the part of universities, to periodize
Particularly divisive were Chinese communist thinkers' efforts to periodize
their country's four-thousand-year history according to marxist categories, efforts that repudiated any national "claim to uniqueness" even though they were launched in an effort to "validate China's national experience as equivalent in value to that of the West" (311).