History as effects of power

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

    Abstract

    Like any other type of human discourse, history writing should not be viewed as an objective enterprise whose implicit telos is to seek truth; rather, it should be treated as a sphere of conflicting social interests and asymmetrical power-relations. To understand the past, therefore, we not only have to analyze verbal disputes that frequently occur between individual speakers and writers but also need to watch out for the ideological presence that has infiltrated virtually all social institutions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)312-321
    Number of pages10
    JournalArcadia
    Volume39
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2004

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