AO. developing practices of reading and making STS archives

AO: Waterton (2010) argues that given the growing range of experimentations with digital archives, STS scholars and practitioners are called upon to develop deeper ways of ‘‘read-ing’’ archives - both physical and digital - in order to understand the processes and constitution of the record making as well as the ways in which archives implicitly project and perform ideas of how human subjects can and should live in the world. She also notes that STS scholars are not only analyzing archival materials but also helping to construct them afresh as part of "ongoing and reflexive techno-political performance within the world". Waterton articulates that STS is being ambitious in taking an active and reflexive role in the making of archives - "making room for critical interventions in a generative world" (669).


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