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Routledge Studies in Archives

About the Series

The Routledge Studies in Archives series publishes new and cutting-edge research in records and archives studies. Recognising the imperative for record-keeping work in support of memory, social justice, technical systems, legal rights and historical understanding, this series extends the disciplinary boundaries of archival studies. It sees the archival in personal, economic and political activity, historically and digitally situated cultures, subcultures and movements, technological and infrastructural developments and in many other places.

Routledge Studies in Archives brings scholarship from diverse academic and cultural traditions into conversation and presents the work of emerging and established scholars, side by side. It promotes the exploration of the intellectual history of archival science, the internationalisation of archival discourse and the building of new archival theory.

The Series Editor invites proposals for books that offer original thinking about archives and records. If you have an idea for a book that you think would be appropriate for the series, then please contact the Series Editor, James Lowry ([email protected]), to discuss further.

4 Series Titles

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Urgent Archives Enacting Liberatory Memory Work

Urgent Archives: Enacting Liberatory Memory Work

1st Edition


By Michelle Caswell
May 31, 2021

Urgent Archives argues that archivists can and should do more to disrupt white supremacy and hetero-patriarchy beyond the standard liberal archival solutions of more diverse collecting and more inclusive description.  Grounded in the emerging field of critical archival studies, this book uncovers ...

Ghosts of Archive Deconstructive Intersectionality and Praxis

Ghosts of Archive: Deconstructive Intersectionality and Praxis

1st Edition

By Verne Harris
December 22, 2020

Ghosts of Archive draws on the discourses of deconstruction, intersectionality and archetypal psychology to mount an argument that archive is fundamentally and structurally spectral and that the work of archive is justice. Drawing on more than 20 years of the author’s research on ...

Producing the Archival Body

Producing the Archival Body

1st Edition

By Jamie A. Lee
December 22, 2020

Producing the Archival Body draws on theoretical and practical research conducted within US and Canadian archives, along with critical and cultural theory, to examine the everyday lived experiences of archivists and records creators that are often overlooked during archival and media production. ...

Archives, Recordkeeping and Social Justice

Archives, Recordkeeping and Social Justice

1st Edition

Edited By David A. Wallace, Wendy M. Duff, Renée Saucier, Andrew Flinn
May 26, 2020

Archives, Recordkeeping, and Social Justice expands the burgeoning literature on archival social justice and impact. Illuminating how diverse factors shape the relationship between archives, recordkeeping systems, and recordkeepers, this book depicts struggles for different social justice ...

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