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Laila Lalami

Speculative Subjectivities

How do you tell a well-known story from a different perspective? Many historians probably ask themselves this question on a somewhat frequent basis. And when they find an answer it might mean that they have a new project on their hands. Ideally, this process would involve a new trove of documents or new ideas about how to interrogate familiar sources. However, what do you do when you have neither option, but know that the perspective you wish to recover is an important one? Historians of what at the time many regarded as the ‘new social history’ tried to do so Read more