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Memoria e Ricerca

The Cultural History of Politics: state of the art, results and proposals

di Catherine Brice
in Memoria e Ricerca n.s. 40 (2012), p. 55

This article intends to summarize what has been studied as the Cultural History of Politics. Neither Culture or Politics are easy terms to define and this leads to extremely different approaches Between Reinhart Koselleck, Quentin Skinner and Alain Corbin, the differences are probably stronger that the similarities. By defining precisely what we call culture and what we call politics, or at least choosing a definition, the Author calls for more diversified tracks to follow, with a special attention to the inform always of acting politically. Key words: History, Culture, Politics, Policy, Polity, Anthropology