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Kearney, E 2013, 'Reconceptualising historical praxis : a dialogical approach to historical understanding', PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

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This thesis situates recent tensions in debates about history over epistemology within their historical and social contexts. It explores the possibilities for developing historical understanding across epistemologies by considering the role ideas of justice can play in contemporary historical praxis. By considering historical praxis in relation to ideas of justice I have identified a nexus in which to explore different ways of knowing the past that is at once responsive to difference whilst also situating the ethical as an essential regulator in determining meaningful, responsible and valid representations of the past.