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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 suppressed others from the archive. By reading along and across the archival grain, researchers can follow the development ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Social & Cultural Anthropology,Institute of
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Author
Publisher:
Annual Reviews Publisher's website
Journal:
Annual Review of Anthropology Journal website
Volume:
41
Pages:
461-480
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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ISSN:
0084-6570
URN:
uuid:eedbb8e0-ab19-4812-b7a9-430e6d1f46d5
Local pid:
ora:9870
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English
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