Business as Usual: Feminist History in a Post-Truth World

Piper, Alana and Stevenson, Ana ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4858-1073 (2020) Business as Usual: Feminist History in a Post-Truth World. In: History in a Post-Truth World: Theory and Praxis. Routledge, New York, pp. 183-198. ISBN 9780367333249


Abstract

This chapter explores how feminist historical analyses are understood in a post-truth framework, with a particular focus on gender violence. Given that gender violence – and gender inequality more generally – is rooted in pervasively accepted societal myths, feminists and feminist historians have long been confronted with the challenge of how to overcome ideas that are underpinned by emotional rather than evidence-based understandings. Furthermore, the tendency to dismiss feminist knowledge production about gender violence as mere myth has long preceded the post-truth age. Current modes of history, such as quantitative and digital approaches, can reinforce feminist interpretations of the past yet themselves remain open to challenges. How, then, do the politics of believing women relate to gendered approaches to truth and post-truth for historians?


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Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2022 23:16
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2022 03:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: feminism, post-truth, women's history, digital history, quantitative, history
Fields of Research (2020): 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430309 Gender history
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430399 Historical studies not elsewhere classified
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430306 Digital history
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130799 Understanding past societies not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47179

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