Archiving Caribbean identity : records, community, and memory / edited by John A. Aarons, Jeannette A. Bastian, and Stanley H. Griffin.

"Archiving Caribbean Identity highlights the 'caribbeanization' of archives in the region, considering what those archives could include in the future and exploring the potential for new records in new formats. Interpreting records in the broadest sense, the 15 essays in this volume e...

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Other Authors: Aarons, John A. (Editor), Bastian, Jeannette A. (Editor), Griffin, Stanley H. (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022.
Series:Routledge studies in archives.
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Summary:"Archiving Caribbean Identity highlights the 'caribbeanization' of archives in the region, considering what those archives could include in the future and exploring the potential for new records in new formats. 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"--
Physical Description:xiv, 248 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780367615093
0367615096
9780367615116
0367615118