Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster

Social Data and the Archive

Critical and Theoretical Approaches to the Archive

Arondekar, Anjali. For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India. Durham: Duke University Press,, 2009. 

Buck-Morss, Susan.  Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009.

Bradley, Harriet. “The Seductions of the Archive: Voices Lost and Found.” History of the Human Sciences 12, no. 2 (1999): 107–22 

Blouin, Francis X., Jr., and William G. Rosenberg, eds. Archives, Documentation, and Institutions of Social Memory: Essays from the Sawyer Seminar. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006.

Burton, Antoinette M., ed. Archive Stories: Facts, Fictions, and the Writing of History. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005.

———. Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing Home, House, and History in Late Colonial India. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Carminati, Lucia. “Dead Ends In and Out of the Archive: An Ethnography of Dār al Wathā’iq al Qawmiyya, the Egyptian National Archive,” Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice 23 (2019), 34-51.

Catela, Ludmila da Silva, and Elizabeth Jelin, eds. Los Archivos de la Represión: Documentos, Memoria, y Verdad. Madrid: Siglo Veintiuno de España Editores, 2002.

Cifor, Marika and Stacy Wood. “Critical Feminism in the Archives,” in “Critical Archival Studies,” eds. Michelle Caswell, Ricardo Punzalan, and T-Kay Sangwand. Special issue, Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 1, no.2 (2017). 

Davis, Natalie Zemon. Fiction in the Archives: Pardon Tales and Their Tellers in Sixteenth-Century France. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995. 

Derrida, Jacques. Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression. Translated by Eric Prenowitz. Chi- cago: University of Chicago Press,1995.

Duff, Wendy M., and Verne Harris. “Stories and Names: Archival Description as Narrating Records and Constructing Meanings.” Archival Science 2 (2002): 263–85.

Farge, Arlette. The Allure of the Archives. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.

Forty, Adrienne and Küchler, Susanne. The Art of Forgetting. New York: Berg, 1999.  

Foucault, Michel. The Archaeology of Knowledge and the Discourse on Language. Translated by A. M. Sheridan Smith. New York: Pantheon, 1972.

Guillory, John. “The Memo and Modernity,” Critical Inquiry 31, no. 1 (Autumn 2004): 108–32 

Head, Randolph C. “Historical Research on Archives and Knowledge Cultures: An Inter- disciplinary Wave.” Archival Science 2 (2002): 21–43.

Hartman, Saadiya.  Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments:  Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals. W.W. Norton, 2019.

Hartman, Saadiya, “Venus in Two Acts” Small Axe, 26 v.12, No. 2 (June 2008): 1-14. 

Manoff, Marlene. “Theories of the Archive from Across the Disciplines.” Libraries and the Academy 4, no. 1 (2004): 9–25.

Hull, Matthew S. Government of Paper: The Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012. 

Mbembe, A. “The Power of the Archive and Its Limits.” By Carolyn Hamilton, Vernon Harris, Jane Taylor, Michele Pickover, Graeme Reid, and Razia Saleh. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Science & Business Media, 2007.

Papailias, P. Genres of Recollection: Archival Poetics in Modern Greece. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Povinelli, Elizabeth. The Cunning of Recognition: Indigenous Alterities and the Making of Australian Multiculturalism. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002.

Reid, Kirsty, and Fiona Paisley. Sources and Methods in Histories of Colonialism: Approaching the Imperial Archive. London: Routledge, 2017.

Ryzova, Lucie. “Mourning the Archive: Middle Eastern Photographic Heritage between Neoliberalism and Digital Reproduction.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 56 (2014): 1027–1061.

 Shakry, Omnia El. “History without Documents,” American Historical Review 120, no. 3 (2015), 920-934.

 Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. Silencing the Past Power and the Production of History. Boston: Beacon Press, 2015.

 Steedman, Carolyn. Dust: The Archive and Cultural History. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2002.

 Stoler, Ann Laura. Along the Archival Grain: Epistemic Anxieties and Colonial Common Sense. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.

———. “Colonial Archives and the Arts of Governance.” Archival Science 2 (2002): 87–109.

 Zeitlyn, David. “Anthropology in and of the Archives: Possible Futures and Contingent Pasts. Archives as Anthropological Surrogates.” Annual Review of Anthropology 41 (July) 2012: 461-80.

Tanaka, Stefan. History without Chronology. Lever Press, 2019

Smallwood, Stephanie. Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008.

Chaudhary, Zahid. Afterimage of Empire: Photography in Nineteenth Century India. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Skaria, Ajay. Hybrid Histories: Forests, Frontiers, and Wildness in Western India. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. 

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