The year's work in the oddball archive / edited by Jonathan P. Eburne and Judith Roof.

The modern age is no stranger to the cabinet of curiosities, the freak show, or a drawer full of odds and ends. These collections of oddities engagingly work against the rationality and order of the conventional archive found in a university, a corporation, or a governmental holding. In form, method...

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Other Authors: Eburne, Jonathan P. (Editor) Roof, Judith, 1951- (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2016.
©2016.
Series:Year's work (Bloomington, Ind.)
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Summary:The modern age is no stranger to the cabinet of curiosities, the freak show, or a drawer full of odds and ends. These collections of oddities engagingly work against the rationality and order of the conventional archive found in a university, a corporation, or a governmental holding. In form, methodology, and content, The Year's Work in the Oddball Archive offers a counterargument to a more reasoned form of storing and recording the avant-garde (or the post-avant-garde), the perverse, the off, the bent, the absurd, the quirky, the weird, and the queer. To do so, it positions itself within the history of mirabilia launched by curiosity cabinets starting in the mid-fifteenth century and continuing to the present day. These archives (or are they counter-archives?) are located in unexpected places—the doorways of Katrina homes, the cavity of a cow, the remnants of extinct animals, an Internet site—and they offer up alternate modes of knowing to the traditional archive. -- Publisher's description.
Physical Description:xxiv, 421 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0253018358
0253018471
9780253018359
9780253018472
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