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Queering archives: a roundtable discussion
journal contributionposted on 2015-05-01, 00:00 authored by A Arondekar, A Cvetkovich, C B Hanhardt, R Kunzel, T Nyong'o, J M Rodríguez, S Stryker, Daniel MarshallDaniel Marshall, K P Murphy, Z Tortorici
“Queering Archives: A Roundtable Discussion” provides a reflection on histories of queer archives studies, while marking out some key directions for the field's future development. As a broad conversation about the career of the queer archival, as both intellectual project and political practice, this discussion focuses on developments and limits within North American queer studies of the archive, which emerges as a central object of analysis and is itself somewhat archived within the terms of the discussion. The roundtable discussion provides a sustained critical engagement with the profile of the queer archive as a site for radical struggles over historical knowledge, offering a renewed sense of the queer archive as a pertinent site for scholarship and politics across an array of orientations and tendencies.