Sunday, January 23, 2011
Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History by Michel Rolph-Trouillot
Rolph-Trouillot writes about the ways in which power is asserted to silence parts of history. Sometimes the process is intentional, but oftentimes it is not. Which version of a story gets told? What is ignored? What might be lost forever because the sources were not deemed important enough to save?