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Dwelling in the ArchiveWomen Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India$
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Antoinette Burton

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195144253

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144253.001.0001

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Archive Fever and the Panopticon of History

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144253.003.0005

This chapter begins by discussing that during an extended historical moment characterized by pronouncements about “the end of history” and the “death of history”, the traditional archive is being rehabilitated as the originary site of “real” history and the last bastion of real historical knowledge and authority. It explains that the presumptive boundaries of “the archive,” and especially its “concrete” location inside the nation, have been crucial to the security of the nation-state since the onset of modern processes of archive rationalization,. It discusses that the women in this book may have believed that rematerializing house and home would complete an otherwise unfinished history of late colonial India. It notes that the works of these women allow people to appreciate the radical possibilities that domesticity has to offer history, rather than succumb to the logic of archive fever and the partial truths of its diagnosticians.

Keywords:   rationalization, home, house, late colonial India, archive fever, women, nation-state security

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