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Description - Indigenous Archives by Darren Jorgensen

In recording and ordering documents considered important, the archive is a source of power. It takes control of the past, deciding which voices will be heard and which won't, how they will be heard and for what purposes. Indigenous communities understood the power of the archive well before the European Enlightenment arrived and began archiving them. For them colonialism has been a struggle over archives as much as anything else.

The eighteen essays by twenty authors, seven of whom are Indigenous, investigate different aspects of this struggle in Australia, from Indigenous uses of traditional archives and the development of new ones to the deconstruction and appropriation of European archives by contemporary artists as acts of cultural empowerment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781742589220
ISBN-10: 1742589227
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Pages: 450
Imprint: UWAP
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2017
Country of Publication: Australia

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