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Historiography and its discontents : The Windschuttle Gambit

Ianziti, Gary J. (2005) Historiography and its discontents : The Windschuttle Gambit. History Australia, 2(2), pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the allegations of malpractice launched against Australian historians by Keith Windschuttle in The Fabrication of Aboriginal History. The paper explores in particular Windschuttle's interpretation of the practices and protocols of historical scholarship. It argues that this issue is crucial to assessing the validity of the claims advanced in The Fabrication. The paper's immediate objective is twofold: to determine what scholarly standards Windschuttle is applying to the works he subjects to close scrutiny; and to ask whether the standards he applies are up-to-date, appropriate, and widely shared by the international community of practising historians.

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ID Code: 10233
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Historiography, Historical Method
DOI: 10.2104/ha050043
ISSN: 1833-4881
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Australian Historical Association (AHA)
Deposited On: 18 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:11

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