Revolution Lullabye

May 18, 2009

Grossberg, History and the Disciplining of Plagiarism

Grossberg, Michael. “History and the Disciplining of Plagiarism.” In Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism. Eds. Eisner and Vicinus. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2008. 159-172.

Grossberg focues on how the American Historical Association’s statement on plagiarism affects the policing for plagiarism among professional historians. He highlights the ineffectiveness of the statement to punish or allow redress for an act of plagiarism and argues that plagiarism policing should be left up to universities (who can do something about professors who plagiarize) and the public.

Notable Notes

Alexis de Tocqueville – the “shadow of the law” – how the law controls and governs our actions outside of a courtroom

popular historians not subject, not members of AHA

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