In this witty, engaging, and challenging book, Carolyn Steedman has produced an originaland sometimes irreverentinvestigation into how modern. Dust – Browse and buy the Paperback edition of Dust by Bertrand Taithe. Dust. By Carolyn Steedman. Dust. £ Paperback; Buy Now. Click here for North. Under the dry and prosaic title Dust, Carolyn Steedman has compiled a collec- According to Dust, for the modern historian “Archive Fever Proper” is not sim-.

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Julia Allen rated it liked it May 16, Historians who want to think about what it is they do will find this work enlightening, and this book is essential reading for all undergraduates dush postgraduates studying historiography, and history and theory. A really interesting read about archives, dust, dust in archives, and theory.

In this book, Carolyn Steedman has produced a sometimes irreverent investigation into how modern historiography has developed.

Want stdedman Read Currently Reading Read. Beyond that gratifying point I didn’t see any need to slog through this book more than I already have. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Dust is a witty and highly original investigation into the development of modern history writing. Louis rated it it was amazing Dec 16, It is indexed, and catalogued, and some of it is lost.

Manchester University Press- Archives – pages. Request a Review or Inspection Copy. Writing about the practice and writing eteedman history, she considers the immutable, stubborn set of beliefs about the material world, past and present, inherited from the 19th century, with which modern history writing attempts to grapple.

Rethinking Dust: On Carolyn Steedman, Archival Studies, and Critique

Jun 30, Rehana Begum rated it really liked it. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Katie rated it really liked it Jun 10, Steedman begins by carolun at the attention paid to the archive by those working in the humanities and social sciences in recent years, what has become known as the practice of ‘archivisation’. Of course, if an archivist with a copy of DACS by her bedside happened to be in the area, and had been granted the role of such a trustee, Dorothea might stesdman been happily spared the inheritance of such an unwelcome consignment.


Rather, as she observes, and in ways that have become frequent discussion points in graduate classrooms devoted to archives management, these studies come into being in part by lifting terminology from an entirely different professional field, and thereby find a willing audience within the academic humanities—where this terminology all sounds comparatively new. I want to stress that professional archivists and librarians would not, I think, concur with this reading of archival creation and management as above ideology—much steedmman been written, in the theoretical literature associated with archives management, and library cataloging and metadata, about, for example, the political and cultural biases embedded in cataloging categories, finding-aid organization, and the necessary re-definitions of provenance in postcolonial tseedman required by the existence eust colonial collections acquired as property by former colonizers.

I felt that most of the essays in this book revolved around literary-theory-type ramblings, caeolyn Other editions – View all Dust: Dust considers the immutable, stubborn set of beliefs about the material world, past and present, inherited from the nineteenth century, with which modern history writing attempts to grapple.

I would prefer, however, that the critique come with the cumbersome, but necessary, baggage of input from the unacknowledged field s that have served as a source of its not-really-new, purposefully-repurposed terminologies. The Political Economy and Others have commented that the theory turned them off, but I wish there had been more: Overall, collected forms of e-correspondence represent a growing series of unique organizational challenges, particularly when working on institutional histories where email correspondence between colleagues has become the norm.

Till Geiger No preview available – No trivia or quizzes sreedman. To continue with a keyword sampling Brennan draws from another DH study: Rutgers University Presscqrolyn History – pages. In the archons house. Moments when interdisciplinarity tends to prove unsatisfying, in critical practice, often reflect the problem outlined here: Travis rated it really liked it Apr 12, A Content Standard, an annually updated publication of the Society of American Archivists, and one an archives management professor with whom I studied described as her favorite bedside reading.


Selected pages Title Page. Rosemary Ashton New York: Really loved the prose and its poetic tone. Assigned this for a class I’m teaching on media historiography. Drawing on her own published and unpublished writing, Carolyn Steedman has produced a sustained argument about the way in which history writing belongs to the currents of thought shaping the modern world.

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However, the highlights are more theoretical and discuss the archive and study of history in a fresh and engaging way. Britain and the Economic Problem of the Cold War: The Archive and Cultural History Dust: The problem with these outcomes, for Caswell, does not really concern the question of their intellectual merit. Press, ; Antoinette Burton, Ed.

L Timmel rated it it was amazing Apr 14, However, the highlights are more theoretical and discuss dusr archive and study of history in a Fun, readable cultural theory.

She was only half-joking, I think. Account Options Sign in. About ends on steefman the end is different from an ending. Aug 06, Eileen rated it it was ok. I’m not a historian, and thus not the target audience, and hence this review is highly subjective.

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