Declining Derrida: Integrity, Tensegrity, and the Preservation of Archives from Deconstruction
Among philosophers, none has shown more interest in the concept of archives than deconstructionist Jacques Derrida. Yet archivists have virtually ignored his work. This essay offers three reasons for this neglect, and then proposes that the relationship between deconstruction and archival practice is best described as one of simultaneous tension and intimacy.
Jacques Derrida est parmi les philosophes de la « déconstruction » qui a le plus démontré d’intérêt pour le concept d’archives. Jusqu’à présent, les archivistes ont ignoré ses travaux. Cet essai présente trois raisons justifiant cette négligence. Il soutien de plus que la relation entre « déconstruction » et pratique archivistique se décrit lemieux par un rapport simultané de tension et d’intimité.
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