Jeannette A. Bastian is Associate Professor and Director of the Archives Program Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston.
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- About the Authors
This book traces the trajectory of the community archives movement, expanding the definition of community archives to include sites such as historical societies, social movement organizations and community centers, and explore new definitions of what community archives might encompass, particularly in relationship to disciplines outside the archives.
Over ten years have passed since the first volume of Community Archives, and inspired by continued research as well as by the formal recognition of community archives in the UK, the community archives movement has become an increasing important area of research, recognition and appreciation by archivists, archival scholars and others worldwide. Increasingly the subject of papers and conferences, community archives are now seen as being in the vanguard of social concerns, markers of community-based activism, a participatory approach exemplifying the ongoing evolution of "professional" archival (and heritage) practice and integral to the ability of people to articulate and assert their identity. Community Archives, Community Spaces reflects the latest research and will also include practical case studies on the challenges of building and sustaining community archives.
This new book will appeal to practitioners, researchers, and academics in the archives and records community as well as to historians and other scholars concerned with community building and social issues.
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Introduction - Jeannette A. Bastian and Andrew Flinn
PART 1 ANALYTICAL ESSAYS
1 Archival optimism, or, how to sustain a community archives
Rebecka Taves Sheffield
2 Affective bonds: what community archives can teach mainstream institutions
3 Community archives and the records continuum
PART 2 CASE STUDIES
4 Tuku mana taonga, tuku mana tāngata – Archiving for indigenouslanguage and cultural revitalisation: cross sectoral case studies from Aotearoa, New Zealand
Claire Hall and Honiana Love
5 Self-documentation of Thai communities: reflective thoughts on the Western concept of community archives
Kanokporn Nasomtrug Simionica
6 Popular music, community archives and public history online cultural justice and the DIY approach to heritage
Paul Long, Sarah Baker, Zelmarie Cantillon, Jez Collins and Raphaël Nowak
7 Maison d’Haïti’s collaborative archives project: archiving a community of records
Désirée Rochat, Kristen Young, Marjorie Villefranche and Aziz Choudry
8 Indigenous archiving and wellbeing: surviving, thriving, reconciling
Joanne Evans, Shannon Faulkhead, Kirsten Thorpe, Karen Adams, Lauren Booker and Narissa Timbery
9 Community engaged scholarship in archival studies: documenting housing displacement and gentrification in a Latino community
Janet Ceja Alcalá
10 Post-x: community-based archiving in Croatia
Anne J. Gilliland and Tamara Štefanac
"Present[s] diverse approaches to curating heritage, memory, and identity in selected indigenous and marginalized communities ... Though the volume's intended audience includes professional archivists, archival educators (college faculty), and students engaged in the study of archives, public history, and social justice, the book will also inspire community activists, government agencies, and self-motivated curators to engage in community archives."