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Mobilising historical knowledge without master narratives: how historians are correcting the record in a complicated political moment

Hornbeck, Dustin (2021) Mobilising historical knowledge without master narratives: how historians are correcting the record in a complicated political moment. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (08 Dec 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Across the world and particularly in the USA, historical evidence has become increasingly central to certain contemporary political and policy debates. Drawing on a survey of US media sources, Dustin Hornbeck and Joel Malin, discuss this trend and describe the ways in which historical evidence is used in the public sphere. Whilst debates around the use of historical evidence are often contentious, they suggest that they also reflect opportunities for better public engagement with historical research and an increasingly democratised public debate around historical narratives in society.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2022 14:36
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2022 14:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/113314

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