Theories of the Archive from Across the Disciplines

@article{Manoff2004TheoriesOT,
  title={Theories of the Archive from Across the Disciplines},
  author={Marlene Manoff},
  journal={portal: Libraries and the Academy},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={25 - 9}
}
Creative and compelling theoretical formulations of the archive have emerged from a host of disciplines in the last decade. Derrida and Foucault, as well as many other humanists and social scientists, have initiated a broadly interdisciplinary conversation about the nature of the archive. This literature suggests a confluence of interests among scholars, archivists, and librarians that is fueled by a shared preoccupation with the function and fate of the historical and scholarly record. The… CONTINUE READING

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