Refiguring the Archive

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David Philip, 2002 - Art - 368 pages
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Refiguring the Archive at once expresses cutting-edge debates on `the archive' in South Africa and internationally, and pushes the boundaries of those debates. It brings together prominent thinkers from a range of disciplines, mainly South Africans but a number from other countries. Traditionally archives have been seen as preserving memory and as holding the past. The contributors to this book question this orthodoxy, unfolding the ways in which archives construct, sanctify, and bury pasts. In his contribution, Jacques Derrida (an instantly recognisable name in intellectual discourse worldwide) shows how remembering can never be separated from forgetting, and argues that the archive is about the future rather than the past. Collectively the contributors demonstrate the degree to which thinking about archives is embracing new realities and new possibilities. The book expresses a confidence in claiming for archival discourse previously unentered terrains. It serves as an early manual for a time that has already begun.

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Carolyn Hamilton, Verne Harris Jane Taylor, Michele Pickover ...
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Innovation - Vol. 27 (2003)
Abstract Hamilton, Carolyn, Verne Harris, Jane Taylor, Michele Pickover, Graeme Reid and Razia Saleh (editors). Refiguring the archive. 2002. ...
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TRC Research Website
Refiguring the Archive: 323-332. Cape Town: David Philip Publishers. Bellamy, Richard 1994. The Social and Political Though of Antonio Gramsci. ...
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Theorizing Shiny Things: Feminist Archival Labors
Taylor Jane "Holdings: Refiguring the Archive " in Hamilton et al Refiguring the Archive (Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002) pp. 243-282. ...
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Centre for Organisational & Social Informatics
New wave of icts opens up exciting possibilities for “refiguring the archive” and re-drawing the boundaries, challenging traditional ideas about the forms ...
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Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology: RUSKIN - Collecting and ...
In Refiguring the Archive, edited by Carolyn Hamilton, et al, 61-81. Cape Town, South Africa: David Philip; Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic ...
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Patricia Hayes, Jeremy Silvester and Wolfram Hartmann, “‘Picturing the Past’ in Namibia: The Visual Archive and its Energies”, In Refiguring the Archive. ...
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Refiguring the Archive is a product of concerns of this kind. .... Jane Taylor was the curator of the exhibition Holdings: Refiguring the Archive, which ...
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Hamilton C., Harris V., Taylor J., Pickover M., Reid G. & Saleh R. (2002) Refiguring the Archive, David Philip, Cape Town. ...
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About the author (2002)

Carolyn Hamilton is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.