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73. Eaglestone, Postmodernism and Holocaust Denial, 34. 74. Eaglestone, Postmodernism and Holocaust Denial, 35. 75. Rosenstone, “Introduction,” in Experiments in Rethinking History, 1. 76. Jenkins, Refiguring History, 54. PART ONE On Theory CHAPTER 1 Sport Historians What Do We Do? How Do We Do It? DOUGLAS BOOTH S port historians have no difficulty recognizing the content of their field. Any study of bygone events, individuals, groups, practices, and institutions with a sporting flavor constitutes sport history.
Rather, they examine 34 Douglas Booth different perspectives within the history, for example, successful women olympians, women excluded from the olympics, black female olympians, Islamic female olympians, and so forth. In this sense, deconstructionists acknowledge that each group has its own unique perspective and faces its own struggles. Proceeding from the premise that nothing written can be read as meaning, deconstructionists attempt to discover the intentions of the author of each and every source or text.
Jenkins, The Postmodern History Reader, 2. 42. Munslow, The New History, 180–95. 43. Robert A. Rosenstone, “Introduction: Practice and Theory,” in Experiments in Rethinking History, eds. A. A. Rosenstone (New York: Routledge, 2004), 1. 44. Jenkins, The Postmodern History Reader, 16. 45. Alun Munslow, “Introduction: Theory and Practice,” in Experiments in Rethinking History, 8. 46. Robert Berkhofer, “The Challenge of Poetics to (Normal) Historical Practice,” Poetics Today 9, no. 2 (1988): 449, cited in Jenkins, The Postmodern History Reader, 20.