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Processing the past : contesting authority in history and the archives

Author: Francis X Blouin; William G Rosenberg
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This lively book explores the changes taking place in history and the archives as a result of new concepts, practices, and technologies. Among other issues, it raises the question of what future historical archives will be like if scholars and archivists cannot understand each others' work.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis X Blouin; William G Rosenberg
ISBN: 9780199964086 0199964084 9780199740543 0199740542
OCLC Number: 900085728
Notes: Originally published: 2011
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Society of American Archivists' Waldo Gifford Leland Award.
Description: x, 257 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION: ON THE INTERSECTIONS OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY ; PART I: ARCHIVES HISTORY, AND THE OPENING OF THE ARCHIVAL DIVIDE ; CHAPTER 1 --
AUTHORITATIVE HISTORY AND AUTHORITATIVE ARCHIVES ; CHAPTER 2 --
THE TURN AWAY FROM HISTORICAL AUTHORITY IN THE ARCHIVES ; CHAPTER 3 --
ARCHIVAL AUTHORITIES AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES ; CHAPTER 4 --
THE TURN AWAY FROM ARCHIVAL AUTHORITY IN HISTORY ; CHAPTER 5 --
ARCHIVAL ESSENTIALISM AND THE ARCHIVAL DIVIDE ; PART II: PROCESSING THE PAST ; CHAPTER 6 --
THE SOCIAL MEMORY PROBLEM ; CHAPTER 7 --
CONTESTED ARCHIVES, CONTESTED SOURCES ; CHAPTER 8 --
THE ARCHIVIST AS ACTIVIST IN THE PRODUCTION OF (HISTORICAL) KNOWLEDGE ; CHAPTER 9 --
RETHINKING ARCHIVAL POLITICS: TRUST, TRUTH, AND THE LAW ; CHAPTER 10 --
ARCHIVES AND THE CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE ; CHAPTER 11 --
CAN ARCHIVES AND HISTORY RECONNECT: BRIDGIN THE ARCHIVAL DIVIDE ; INDEX
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