Location in the intellectual landscape
the methodological, theoretical and metaphysical orientation of the present study
It is through memory that history continues to live in the hopes, the ends, and the expectations of men and women as they seek to make sense of the business of life, to find pattern in chaos, to construe familiar solutions to unfamiliar worries. … Memory is history-in-action. Remembered history is the logic which the actors inject into their strivings and which they employ to invest credibility into their hopes. In its after-life, history re-incarnates as a Utopia which guides, and is guided by, the struggles of the present. (1982: 1)
Blackshaw, T. (2013). Location in the intellectual landscape: the methodological, theoretical and metaphysical orientation of the present study, in Working-class life in northern England, 1945–2010, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 65-93.
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