Archiving Caribbean Identity: Records, Community, and Memory

Author:   Jeannette A. Bastian (Emerita Professor at Simmons University.) ,  John A. Aarons ,  Stanley H. Griffin
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9780367615093


Pages:   248
Publication Date:   13 June 2022
Format:   Hardback
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Interpreting records in the broadest sense, the 15 essays in this volume explore a wide variety of records that represent new archival interpretations. The book is split into two parts, with the first section focusing on record forms that are not generally considered 'archival' in traditional Western practice. The second section explores more 'traditional' archival collections and demonstrates how these collections are analyzed and presented from the perspective of Caribbean peoples. As a whole, the volume suggests how colonial records can be repurposed to surface Caribbean narratives. Reflecting on the unique challenges faced by developing countries as they approach their archives, the volume considers how to identify and archive records in the forms and formats that reflect the post-colonial and decolonized Caribbean; how to build an archive of the people that documents contemporary society and reflects Caribbean memory; and how to repurpose the colonial archives so that they assist the Caribbean in reclaiming its history. Archiving Caribbean Identity demonstrates how non-textual cultural traces function as archival records and how folk-centered perspectives disrupt conventional understandings of records. The book should thus be of interest to academics and students engaged in the study of archives, memory, culture, history, sociology, and the colonial and post-colonial experience.

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Author:   Jeannette A. Bastian (Emerita Professor at Simmons University.) ,  John A. Aarons ,  Stanley H. Griffin
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.650kg
ISBN:  

9780367615093


ISBN 10:   0367615096
Pages:   248
Publication Date:   13 June 2022
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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John A. Aarons, now retired, was Executive Director of the National Library of Jamaica (1992-2002), Government Archivist of Jamaica (2002-2008), and University Archivist of the University of the West Indies (2009-2014). Jeannette A. Bastian is Emerita Professor at Simmons University. She is currently an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Library and Information at the University of the West Indies. Stanley H. Griffin is Deputy Dean, Undergraduate Matters (Humanities), and Lecturer in Archival and Information Studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, Department of Library and Information Studies, at the University of the West Indies, Mona Jamaica.

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