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JOAN W. SCOTT
History and Theory
Vol. 50, No. 2 (May 2011), pp. 203-209
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41300078
Page Count: 7
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Natalie Davis is a quintessential storyteller in the way theorized by Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, and Michel de Certeau. Her work decenters history not simply because it grants agency and so historical visibility to those who have been hidden from history or left on its margins, but also because her stories reveal the complexities of human experience and so challenge the received categories with which we are accustomed to thinking about the world.
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