Tuesday, October 30, 2012

On Historical Truths

Well said: The real is, of course, always apparitional, always a reductionist fantasy [...]. Yet acknowledging the fantasy of reality does not, I think, reduce history to fiction; historians can still seek out a more multivalent and still substantial actual and plausible.

Judith M. Bennet, “‘Lesbian-like’ and the Social History of Lesbianisms,” Journal of the History of Sexuality 9 no. 1-2 (2009): 1-2ff.

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