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The Resource Archive fever : a Freudian impression, Jacques Derrida ; translated by Eric Prenowitz

Archive fever : a Freudian impression, Jacques Derrida ; translated by Eric Prenowitz

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Archive fever : a Freudian impression
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Archive fever
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a Freudian impression
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Jacques Derrida ; translated by Eric Prenowitz
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  • eng
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  • eng
Summary
  • In his latest work, Jacques Derrida deftly guides us through an extended meditation on remembrance, religion, time, and technology - all fruitfully occasioned by a deconstructive analysis of the notion of archiving. The archival concept has of late played a pivotal role in critical debate. A place of origin, yet of perpetuity, a place of stasis and order, yet of discovery, the notion of archive houses a fascinating complex of diverse, and often disparate, meanings
  • As a depository of civic record and social history whose very name derives from the Greek word for town hall, the archive would seem to be a public entity, yet it is stocked with the personal, even intimate, artifacts of private lives. It is this inherent tension between public and private which inaugurates, for Derrida, an inquiry into the human impulse to preserve, through technology as well as tradition, both a historical and a psychic past. What emerges is a marvelous expansive work, engaging at once Judaic mythos, Freudian psychoanalysis, and Marxist materialism in a profound reflection on the real, the unreal, and the virtual
  • Intrigued by the evocative relationship between technologies of inscription and psychic processes, Derrida offers for the first time a major statement on the pervasive impact of electronic media, particularly e-mail, which threaten to transform the entire public and private space of humanity. Plying this rich material with characteristic virtuosity, Derrida constructs a synergistic reading of archives and archiving, both provocative and compelling
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no index present
LC call number
BD181.7
LC item number
.D4713 1996
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Religion and postmodernism
Archive fever : a Freudian impression, Jacques Derrida ; translated by Eric Prenowitz
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Archive fever : a Freudian impression, Jacques Derrida ; translated by Eric Prenowitz
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Originally presented as a lecture June 5, 1994, at an international colloquium entitled: Memory : the Question of Archives in London, England
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 113)
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22 cm.
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Extent
113 p.
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9780226143361
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(cloth)
Lccn
96018568
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(OCoLC)34752547

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