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The spectacle of history : speech, text, and memory at the Iran-Contra hearings

Author: Michael Lynch; David Bogen
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1996.
Series: Post-contemporary interventions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How is history produced? How do individuals write--or rewrite--their parts while engaged in the production of history? Michael Lynch and David Bogen take the example of the Iran-contra hearings to explore these questions. These hearings, held in 1987 by the Joint House-Senate Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaragua Opposition, provided the nation with a media spectacle and a rare  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lynch, Michael, 1948-
Spectacle of history.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1996
(DLC) 95041410
(OCoLC)33132723
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lynch; David Bogen
ISBN: 9780822398677 0822398672
OCLC Number: 603642072
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 348 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. The Sincere Liar --
2. The Production of History --
3. The Ceremonial of Truth --
4. The Truth-Finding Engine --
5. Stories and Master Narratives --
6. Memory in Testimony --
7. The Documentary Method of Interrogation --
Conclusion: A Civics Lesson in the Logic of Sleaze --
Methodological Appendix: Postanalytic Ethnomethodology.
Series Title: Post-contemporary interventions.
Responsibility: Michael Lynch and David Bogen.

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How is history produced? How do individuals write or rewrite their parts while engaged in the production of history? This book takes the example of the Iran-contra hearings to explore these questions.

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"An exhilarating analysis of the drama of Oliver North's testimony. . . . [This is] a surprisingly clear and enjoyable account of how history is performed." --Peter Holland," The Guardian"

 
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