Table of contents for Archives and justice : a South African perspective / by Verne Harris ; with a foreword byTerry Cook.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 
Foreword: Archival Music - Verne Harris and the Cracks of Memory 
Terry Cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix 
Introduction: Reaching for Hospitality 
Verne Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 
SECTION I: DISCOURSES 
1 Claiming Less, Delivering More:A Critique of 
Positivist Formulations on Archives in South Africa . . . . 9 
2 On (Archival) Odyssey(S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 
3 A Shaft of Darkness: Derrida in the Archive . . . . . . . . . 39 
4 Concerned With the Writings of Others:Archival 
Canons, Discourses and Voices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 
5 ¿Something Is Happening Here and You Don¿t 
Know What It Is¿: Jacques Derrida Unplugged . . . . . . . 69 
SECTION II: NARRATIVES 
6 Exploratory Thoughts on Current State Archives 
Service Appraisal Policy and the Conceptual 
Foundations of Macro-Appraisal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 
7 Postmodernism and Archival Appraisal: Seven Theses . . 101 
8 Law, Evidence, and Electronic Records: A Strategic 
Perspective from the Global Periphery . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 
9 Stories and Names: Archival Description as 
Narrating Records and Constructing Meanings 
with Wendy Duff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 
10 The Record, the Archive, and Electronic 
Technologies in South Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 
SECTION III: POLITICS AND ETHICS 
11 Redefi ning Archives in South Africa: Public 
Archives and Society in Transition, 1990¿1996 . . . . . . . 173 
12 Knowing Right From Wrong:The Archivist and 
the Protection of People¿s Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 
13 Archives, Identity, and Place: A Dialogue on What 
It (Might) Mean(S) to be an African Archivist . . . . . . . . 215 
14 The Archive Is Politics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 
15 ¿A World Whose Horizon Can Only Be Justice¿: 
Toward a Politics of Recordmaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 
SECTION IV: PASTS AND SECRETS 
16 Toward a Culture of Transparency: Public Rights 
of Access to Offi cial Records in South Africa 
with Christopher Merrett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 
17 Contesting Remembering and Forgetting: 
The Archive of South Africa¿s Truth and 
Reconciliation Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 
18 ¿They should have destroyed more¿:The Destruction 
of Public Records by the South African State in the 
Final Years of Apartheid, 1990¿1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 
19 Using the Promotion of Access to Information 
Act (PAIA):The Case of the South African 
History Archive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337 
20 Unveiling South Africa¿s Nuclear Past . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351 
SECTION V: ACTUALITIES 
21 Actualities:Telling Truths about the TRC Archive . . . . . 383 
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Archives -- Political aspects -- South Africa.
Archives -- Social aspects -- South Africa.
Archives -- South Africa -- Philosophy.
Social justice -- South Africa.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1989-1994.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1994-.
South Africa -- Social conditions -- 1961-1994.
South Africa -- Social conditions -- 1994-.