By Dominique Daniel
Identification Palimpsests assesses the methods ethnic identities and different kinds of belonging are stricken by present practices in ethnic archiving. The ebook starts off with an outline of the evolution of the methods ethnic businesses and groups have gathered, preserved and supplied entry to their history. It then is going directly to learn modern practices and theories within the context of a cultural background zone that's at the present time outlined by way of the electronic medium and the net. associations keen on ethnic archiving contain libraries, documents and museums that rfile the historical past immigration and ethnicity within the usa and Canada. Archival technological know-how has lengthy challenged clone of the archivist as a impartial parent of the old list and famous her function as an energetic shaper of records, yet historians have not begun to debate implications for old examine. This publication is designed to convey new theoretical perception into the influence of this problem on ethnic archiving, to signify methods historians are affected, and to start to review implications for the archivist's perform. The booklet additionally innovates through exploring the influence that archivists have at the very ethnic identities they try to maintain. The book's meant viewers comprises cultural historical past execs, iSchools and Library technology colleges' scholars and college, and historians. whereas the publication bargains with historical past associations within the U.S. and Canada, it appeals to a global viewers.
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Understanding and documenting a diverse American society requires understanding the diverse communities that make up that society and recognizing all the ways that these communities document themselves – including through their collective memories. 30 Identity Palimpsests Endnotes 1. , The Collective Memory Reader (London: Oxford University Press, 2012), 17. 2. Maurice Halbwach, On Collective Memory, ed. and trans. Lewis A. Coser (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992), 22. 3. , Encyclopedia of Community, From the Village to the Virtual World (Thousand Oaks,California: Sage Press, 2003), xxxvii.
Terry Eastwood and Heather MacNeil (Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2010), 176. Trond Jacobsen, Ricardo Punzalan, Margaret Hedstrom, “Invoking Collective Memory: Mapping the Emergence of a Concept in Archival Studies,” Archival Science no. 13 (June 2013): 217-151. See for example, Anthea Josias, “Towards an Understanding of Archives as a Feature of Collective Memory,” Archival Science no. 11 (2011): 95-112; Joanna Sassoon, “Phantoms of Remembrance: Libraries and Archives as ‘the Collective Memory,” Public History Review no.
Jean-Pierre Wallot, “Building a Living Memory For the History of Our Present: New Perspectives on Archival Appraisal,” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association no. 2 (1991): 282. 43 (1997): 18 for a further discussion of Wallot’s meaning. Richard Cox, No Innocent Deposits (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press 2004), 243. Kenneth E. Foote, “To Remember and Forget: Archives, Memory, and Culture,” American Archivist no. 53 (Summer 1990): 378-392. More recent examples from the archival literature include, Verne Harris, “The Archival Sliver: Power, Memory, and Archives in South Africa,” Archival Science no.
Identity Palimpsests: Archiving Ethnicity in the U.S. and Canada by Dominique Daniel