All written up
Steedman, Carolyn (2011) All written up. History and Theory, Vol.50 (No.3). pp. 433-442. ISSN 0018-2656Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2303.2011.00595.x
This edited collection of conference papers moves historiographical debate beyond the cultural, linguistic, subjective, and archival “turns,” and beyond historiographical questions asked from the “postcolony,” to consider the historian's role as writer and in relationship to his or her (dead) subjects. Wider cultural appropriations of the Holocaust frame several contributions and underpin the ethics of historical reconstruction discussed. This review of Unsettling History considers “raising the dead” as a paradigmatic activity of Western social historians, first articulated in the European nineteenth century. Using the perspective of its editors and contributors, it argues for a yet more detailed attention to historians' acts and performances of writing.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > D History (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Historiography|
|Journal or Publication Title:||History and Theory|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.|
|Page Range:||pp. 433-442|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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