Looking beyond the content of Michele Hilmes’s work to its structure and form, Shawn VanCour discusses the larger goals and techniques of Hilmesian historiography.
Critical feminist approaches to anorexia have become increasingly visible as an area of academic study since the late 1970s. Such approaches have done much to question and critique the ideological nature of medical conceptions of the “eating disorder,” but they continue to raise questions about how to “give voice” to those who suffer from anorexia.
In the wake of the “normalization” of U.S. relations with Cuba, the transitional communist nation is struggling with its cultural heritage policies in what Pablo Alonso González calls “the transformation of ideology into heritage.”
The controversy surrounding Seth MacFarlane’s hosting of the 2013 Oscars offers an opportunity to have productive discussions about the role of the media in shaping ideology.
The latest ideological skirmish will be played out through a History Channel mini-series on the Kennedys by conservative producer Joel Surnow. The problem, though, runs much deeper than shoddy history. It is rooted in a fundamental epistemological divide between left and right over what constitutes truth and how we arrive at it.