Archive That, Comrade! by Phil Cohen

Archive That, Comrade!

byPhil Cohen

Kobo ebook | July 5, 2018

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The book explores issues of archival theory and practice that arise for any project aspiring to provide an open access platform for political dialogue and democratic debate. It is informed by the author's experience of writing a memoir about his involvement in the London underground scene of the 1960s, the London street commune movement, and the occupation of 144 Piccadilly, an event that hit the world's headlines for ten days in July 1969. After a brief introduction that sets the contemporary scene of 'archive fever,' the book considers the political legacy of 1960s counterculture for what it reveals about the process of commemoration. The argument then opens out to discuss the notion of historical legacy and its role in 'the dialectic of generations.' How far can the archive serve as a platform for dialogue and debate between different generations of activists in a culture that fetishizes the evanescent present, practices a profound amnesia about its counterfactual past, and foreclo

Title:Archive That, Comrade!Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 5, 2018Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990056357849

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