Searching for What Is Already Found Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This article assesses the work of best-selling French historian Ivan Jablonka by setting his work in the context of biographies of ordinary people and by evaluating the success of his stated goal of reconciling lifewriting with social sciences. The article attempts to explicate his methodology of “searching for what is already found,” and considers the relevance of the critique of historicism in general articulated by some branches of the social sciences. It concludes that there is more to restorative biography than merely an explanation of causality.

published proceedings

  • French Politics, Culture & Society

author list (cited authors)

  • Hawthorne, M.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Hawthorne, Melanie

publication date

  • September 2018