Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105217
Title:
Uncovering our Tracks: Ideology and the Archival Enterprise
Author:
Matienzo, Mark A.
Citation:
Uncovering our Tracks: Ideology and the Archival Enterprise 2004,
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105217
Submitted date:
2006-08-10
Abstract:
With the recent changes that have occurred within the records environment, such as the problems of electronic records and increased demands for the societal accountability of the profession, archivists have had to rethink many of the principles that guide their activities. In other words, this concerns the connections between archival practice and archival theory, the latter of which has recently become a valid area of inquiry within professional discourse. Starting with the early professional literature contesting the need for archival theory and its necessary connection to archival practice, this section will address one ideology within clear roots in archivistics, that of Positivism. We will see that its â naturalizationâ (a process important to the concretization of ideology) was challenged through early literature on the subject. The threat to such deeply entrenched ideology was viewed within the profession either as a much-needed change or as a threat to the role of the archivist. Ultimately, the problematization of this ideology will inform the other two areas of analysis within this paper: the examination of â archival truthâ and the problems of representation within archives.
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Keywords:
Philosophy; Sociology; Archives; Information Ethics; Management
Local subject classification:
archives; ideology; cultural capital; archival theory

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMatienzo, Mark A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-08-10T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:21:43Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-08-10en_US
dc.identifier.citationUncovering our Tracks: Ideology and the Archival Enterprise 2004,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105217-
dc.description.abstractWith the recent changes that have occurred within the records environment, such as the problems of electronic records and increased demands for the societal accountability of the profession, archivists have had to rethink many of the principles that guide their activities. In other words, this concerns the connections between archival practice and archival theory, the latter of which has recently become a valid area of inquiry within professional discourse. Starting with the early professional literature contesting the need for archival theory and its necessary connection to archival practice, this section will address one ideology within clear roots in archivistics, that of Positivism. We will see that its â naturalizationâ (a process important to the concretization of ideology) was challenged through early literature on the subject. The threat to such deeply entrenched ideology was viewed within the profession either as a much-needed change or as a threat to the role of the archivist. Ultimately, the problematization of this ideology will inform the other two areas of analysis within this paper: the examination of â archival truthâ and the problems of representation within archives.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_US
dc.subjectSociologyen_US
dc.subjectArchivesen_US
dc.subjectInformation Ethicsen_US
dc.subjectManagementen_US
dc.subject.otherarchivesen_US
dc.subject.otherideologyen_US
dc.subject.othercultural capitalen_US
dc.subject.otherarchival theoryen_US
dc.titleUncovering our Tracks: Ideology and the Archival Enterpriseen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
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