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Archiving otherwise : some remarks on memory and historical responsibility

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dc.contributor.author Vosloo, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-14T10:27:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-14T10:27:15Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Vosloo, R. 2005,'Archiving otherwise : some remarks on memory and historical responsibility', Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, Vol. XXXI, no. 2, October, pp. 379-399. en
dc.identifier.issn 1017-0499
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4357
dc.description Peer reviewed en
dc.description.abstract This essay seeks to contribute to the ongoing discussion on memory, historiography and archiving by engaging Jacques Derrida’s influential book Archive fever: A Freudian impression. The first part of the essay deals with Derrida’s reflections on the word ‘archive’, as well as his discussion of the possibility of the destruction of the archive through the death drive and his argument about the archive and the openness towards the future. The rest of the essay aims, in conversation with Derrida, at reconfiguring archival passion as a passion for the past, a passion for justice and a passion for the future. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Church History Society of Southern Africa en
dc.subject Archiving
dc.subject Historiography
dc.title Archiving otherwise : some remarks on memory and historical responsibility en
dc.type Article en


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