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Culture Archives and the State: Between Socialism, Nationalism and the Global Market

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Title: Culture Archives and the State: Between Socialism, Nationalism and the Global Market
Creators: Noyes, Dorothy; Mills, Margaret
Keywords: culture archives
national identity
socialism
folklore
national culture
Issue Date: 2007-05-03
Series/Report no.: Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Conferences
Abstract: Culture Archives and the State assembles scholar-practitioners from Europe and Asia to discuss the political uses of culture archives. Not just the dusty preserve of researchers, archives define and discipline national identities, shape and censor national memories, as well as preserve cultural alternatives for future recovery. Their contents and uses are tensely negotiated between states, scholars, and citizens. Today archives have become key sites for the reconstruction of cultures and identities in transition. Emphasizing socialist and post-socialist settings, this comparative critical conversation brings together the actors inescapably involved in the instrumentalization of folklore: archivists working in state institutions with a mandate to preserve the national culture.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/30015
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