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Show simple item record Schlunke, K 2009-08-20T13:02:04Z 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 2005, 19 (3), pp. 413 - 419
dc.identifier.issn 1030-4312
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This piece is concerned wth the many ways in which the idea of gagging has been and could be connected to the idea of the past. There have been specific claims from Windschuttle and others that there has been a gagging of real history founded in fact. But we might also see that reducing the past to proven facts is to make a gag , a predigested narrative caricature that denies the past is something we must constantly make in the present. But could a gagging of the past make us think about how writing the past is to engage with the possibility of a physical gagging that connects the past to a choking, a reflex connected to disgust and shame? This reflex via Darwin is connected to ideas of distance where we keep ourselves safe from the touch of the other, from the threat of the poison and perhaps the perpetuity of the past. If the past is embodied then how do we negotiate our relationship with it? And how should we write it? Can we eat it? This writing engages with the ambivalent affectivity of historical fact, narratives of the past and our relationship with a performed present that claims to be past. It is, in short, an intervention into the factual turn that haunts a knowing of the past.
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies Volume 19, Issue 3, 2005 . Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies is available online at: with the open URL of your article
dc.title Gagging the past
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 19
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom, Australia en_US
dc.publocation Auckland, New Zealand
dc.identifier.startpage 413 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 419 en_US FASS.Cultural Studies Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Where Waters Meet
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 030085
dc.percentage 100 en_US Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US 2005-11-28
dc.location.activity Auckland, New Zealand
dc.description.keywords stream-aquifer interaction, baseflow, modflow
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - TransForming Cultures
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General Collection (ID: 346) [2015-05-15T14:11:32+10:00]
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)
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