History in Transit: Experience, Identity, Critical Theory
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ABSTRACT Octavia Butler's 1979 novel, Kindred, is a postmodern slave narrative that redefines the previous literary constructions of slavery in the United States. Through its rejection of the…
La Noche de Tlatelolco: Testimonios de Historia Oral is a text full of voices which had been silenced. In addition, it is a hybrid text because it combines photojournalism, the literal words of many…
The article reconsiders Jerome Bruner's famous article "Life as Narrative" (1987), and in particular its thesis about those who "become" the autobiographical narratives they are telling. Galen…
In 1955, Alain Resnais's now canonical documentary,Nuit et Brouillard(Night and Fog) ended with an ominous question, asking “who, among us, is keeping watch from this strange watchtower [of the ruins…
Tyson Retz’s Empathy and History is an ambitious and well-researched book, which sheds light on the complex origins and development of empathy in the discipline of history, history education and th...
Many contemporary “refugee stories” in comics form draw on broader traditions of advocacy and the construction of issue-based publics organized around the production of readerly empathy. Advocacy s...
Archiving has become an increasingly ubiquitous part of everyday life. Every e-mail we receive is instantaneously stored in the cloud, and every Google search we begin is autocompleted by an…
This chapter considers the role that the development of what I have called “thin sympathy” can play in changing the conditions that exist in multi-ethnic, divided societies. The kinds of ameliorating…
On a Critical Realist Theory of Identity
The ongoing work of post-positivist realists 1 interested in reclaiming reality and identity as epistemological sites ha...
A Narrative Theory of History and Identity
The concept of social identity, as described by social identity theory (Tajfel and Turner 1979) and its subsequent elabo...
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