Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression / Edition 2

Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression / Edition 2

by Jacques Derrida
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226143368

ISBN-13: 9780226143361

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226143361
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Series:
Religion and Postmodernism Series Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Note
Exergue
Preamble
Foreword
Theses
Postscript
Translator's Note
Works Cited

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