Anton J. Schuurman

Anton J. Schuurman
Wageningen University & Research | WUR · Department of Rural and Environmental History

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Introduction
His research interest include and he has published on: social theory (processes and mechanisms of social change), trajectories of rural modernization, processes of spatial organization (nation building and state formation; globalisation), changing material culture and consumption and historical demography. Currently he is writing a book on the dual processes of modernisation and democratisation in the Dutch countryside from 1840 till 1920.

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In this article I argue that the development of postmodernism and the return of the narrative in the1970s did not just happen for internal scientific reasons but were a reaction to the societal developments and theories at the time. To this end I use the contemporary criticism concerning postmodernism by Beck and Giddens. In the second part I highl...
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Book reviews - Crítica de libros - Crítica de livros Niek Koning. Food Security, Agricultural Policies and Economic Growth: Longterm. Dynamics in the Past, Present and Future. London/New York, Routledge, 2017, 276 pp. Anton Schuurman Monica Ferrari, Gianpiero Fumi and Matteo Morandi (Eds.). Formare alle professioni: I saperi della cascina. Milano,...
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Review of: Judith Thissen & Clemens Zimmermann, ed. Cinema Beyond the City. Small-Town & Rural Film Culture in Europe. Palgrave, 2016, 256 pp.
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Dit boek is bedoeld om mensen actief op het terrein van letteren, archeologie, geschiedenis en kunstgeschiedenis over te halen om meer gebruik te maken van de mogelijkheden die GIS biedt. De noten bij de verschillende hoofdstukken zijn even zoveel doorverwijzingen naar relevante literatuur. Hier geven we nog enkele belangrijke internetadressen en p...
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De Nederlandse landbouwstatistiek als product en producent van de Nederlandse landbouw.
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Woud, A. van der, Een nieuwe wereld. Het ontstaan van het moderne Nederland (Amsterdam 2006)The Predicament of a Seductive Crossover BookAuke van der Woud’s new book is a must for everyone interested in the second half of the nineteenth century, particularly the consequences of spatial change. His book has all the virtues and vices of a crossover b...
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This contribution explores the analytical implications of using the concept of globalization in historical research. The article stresses that globalization deals with the transformation of the spatial organization of social relations and transactions. What makes the contemporary globalization different from earlier phases is that distance plays a...
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The discussion on the Westforschung is highly relevant for contemporary discussions on space, identity and history. As a reaction on postmodernism and the process of globalization in contemporary society we are again looking for security and certainty. Partly we try to regain this security by turning to national and regional identities that has bee...
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Enterprise & Society 5.2 (2004) 314-315 This is an important book. It tells the familiar story of Dutch and English economic competition in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in a new context and, by doing so, it offers fresh insights into the development of the global economy and the role of the state in economic development. The book consis...
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In this article we present a set of computer applications for handling (probate) inventories. The programs have been developed at the Department of Rural History within the framework of aresearch programme for the history of consumption in the Netherlands: the MatCult Project. This project studies the development of consumer behaviour in the Nether...

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