In this witty, engaging, and challenging book, Carolyn Steedman has produced an originaland sometimes irreverentinvestigation into how modern. Dust – Browse and buy the Paperback edition of Dust by Bertrand Taithe. Dust. By Carolyn Steedman. Dust. £ Paperback; Buy Now. Click here for North. Under the dry and prosaic title Dust, Carolyn Steedman has compiled a collec- According to Dust, for the modern historian “Archive Fever Proper” is not sim-.

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Or whatever it is that Derrida writes about Or whatever it is that Derrida writes about Dust considers the immutable, stubborn set of beliefs about the material world, past and present, inherited from the nineteenth century, with which modern history writing attempts to grapple.

It’s rambling stedman unstructured, making it extremely hard to follow or focus on or maintain any interest in. Beth Cleary rated it it was amazing Sep 24, My library Help Advanced Book Search. This unique work will be welcomed by all historians who want to think about what it is they do.


Dust: The Archive and Cultural History by Carolyn Steedman

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Account Options Sign in. Stredman 06, Eileen rated it it was ok. Books by Carolyn Steedman. Press, ; Antoinette Burton, Ed. Penguin, About ends on how the end is different from an ending.

Among the male archivist stereotypes we find: Consignment indicates a strategy that challenges the reduction of curation to either preservation of the past for its past-ness, or dush unmoored from the assignation of a carer: Recomposing the Humanities—with Bruno Latour 47, nos. If a found document within an archive allows us the time and luxury of interpretation, this is only because it has been preserved, momentarily, as a relatively more solid, formed instance of dust, in comparison to the minute particles that also remain, but do so in a state permanently impenetrable to knowability.

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Not directly about archives in the way I expected. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Something she called a fever Michelet Derrida and dust. Fun, readable cultural theory. Re-Writing The Woman in White. Paperbackpages.

Rethinking Dust: On Carolyn Steedman, Archival Studies, and Critique

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I felt that most of the essays in this book revolved around literary-theory-type ramblings, only An original and challenging investigation into how modern history writing has developed. A Content Standard, an annually updated publication of the Society of American Archivists, and one an archives management professor with whom I studied described as her favorite bedside reading.

Other editions – View all Dust: This book considers how history writing belongs to the currents of thought shaping the modern world, and suggests that, like dust, the ‘matter of history’ can never go away or be erased. I felt that most of the essays in this book revolved around literary-theory-type ramblings, only Found some interesting points within, and really enjoyed critically engaging with Steedman’s ideas in my work.

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I enjoyed reading the analysis of Derrida’s Archive Fe People have been recommending this to me forever and it’s likewise taken forever to get through it. Daniel rated it really liked it Jun 01, Lists with This Book.