At the General Meeting of the 122nd Annual Meeting this past January, Barbara Weinstein gave her presidential address: “Developing Inequality.” The full text of the address is now available in the February 2008 issue of the American Historical Review, recently made available online (AHA members should login for complete access to articles and book reviews).
In her address she called for a return to considerations of the "developmental paradigm" in historical analysis, but without reverting to what she termed were "discredited discourses of modernization and progress." Focusing on the unequal developments in Brazil, especially in the state of Sao Paulo, Weinstein presented a compelling critique of current scholarship while providing guideposts for future research (as explained in a February 2008 Perspectives on History article).
Read the full presidential address online now, and also check out other articles in this latest issue of the AHR, like
- Putting the Ocean in Atlantic History: Maritime Communities and Marine Ecology in the Northwest Atlantic, 1500–1800 by W. Jeffrey Bolster
- Before Race Mattered: Geographies of the Color Line in Early Colonial Madras and New York by Carl H. Nightingale
- “A Penny for the Little Chinese”: The French Holy Childhood Association in China, 1843–1951 by Henrietta Harrison