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Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression…

Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression (Religion and Postmodernism Series) (edition 1998)

by Jacques Derrida, Eric Prenowitz (Translator)

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Title:Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression (Religion and Postmodernism Series)
Authors:Jacques Derrida
Other authors:Eric Prenowitz (Translator)
Info:University Of Chicago Press (1998), Paperback, 128 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned (inactive)
Tags:READ2003, Freud, Psychoanalysis, Postmodernism, Deconstructionism, WTF!, History, Archives, Coursework-Graduate School

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Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression by Jacques Derrida

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Derrida is always interesting, and there's plenty to chew on here, but the argument is a little hazy and convoluted, even by Derridean standards. The big points are clear enough, but also kind of a rehash of stuff Derrida has talked about before. ( )
  amydross | Nov 18, 2012 |
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In Archive Fever, Jacques Derrida deftly guides us through an extended meditation on remembrance, religion, time, and technology—fruitfully occasioned by a deconstructive analysis of the notion of archiving. Intrigued by the evocative relationship between technologies of inscription and psychic processes, Derrida offers for the first time a major statement on the pervasive impact of electronic media, particularly e-mail, which threaten to transform the entire public and private space of humanity. Plying this rich material with characteristic virtuosity, Derrida constructs a synergistic reading of archives and archiving, both provocative and compelling.

"Judaic mythos, Freudian psychoanalysis, and e-mail all get fused into another staggeringly dense, brilliant slab of scholarship and suggestion."—The Guardian

"[Derrida] convincingly argues that, although the archive is a public entity, it nevertheless is the repository of the private and personal, including even intimate details."—Choice

"Beautifully written and clear."—Jeremy Barris, Philosophy in Review

"Translator Prenowitz has managed valiantly to bring into English a difficult but inspiring text that relies on Greek, German, and their translations into French."—Library Journal

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