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Anthropology in and of the Archives: Possible Futures and Contingent Pasts. Archives as Anthropological Surrogates

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Derrida and Foucault provide key starting points to understanding archives. They see archives as hegemonic, characterizing ways of thought, modes of colonization, and the control of citizens. However, they also make clear that archives can be read subversively. With patience, counter-readings allow the excavation of the voices (sometimes names) of subaltern and otherwise pressed others from the archive. By reading along and across the archival grain, researchers can follow the development of ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Oxford
Publisher:
Annual Reviews Publisher's website
Journal:
ANNUAL REVIEW OF ANTHROPOLOGY, VOL 41 Journal website
Volume:
41
Issue:
1
Pages:
461-480
Publication date:
2012
DOI:
EISSN:
1545-4290
ISSN:
0084-6570
URN:
uuid:ea02d57f-934e-4daa-a282-2c8786aa30ce
Source identifiers:
366485
Local pid:
pubs:366485

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