New article “Police/Archives”

Steven Maynard writes…

I have a piece that came out a couple weeks ago in Archivaria: Journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists 68 (Fall 2009). The article is titled “Police/Archives” and here’s the abstract:

“ABSTRACT The author develops the notion of “police/archives” based on his experience of trying to conduct research at the Toronto Police Museum. Drawing on Foucault, the author explores the reciprocal relationship between the police as archives and, especially, the archives as police. Another goal is to disentangle Foucault from discussions of “the Archive” as metaphor in both the archival literature and in queer theory. The author makes the case for a less metaphorical, more historical-materialist understanding of Foucault in and on archives.”

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  1. […] Steven Maynard: Police/Archive. In: Archivaria. The journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists 68 (2009), Special Section on Queer Archives (ToC, Editorial, PDF). Leider ist der Artikel online nicht zugänglich, doch der Abstract findet sich auf dem Foucault Blog: […]

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