What is it about?
The article covers non-governmental archives and political activism in Morocco, West Sahara, Egypt and Lebanon in line with international developments towards community archives to give the floor to marginalized voices and experiences.
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Why is it important?
It deals with four initiatives that have not been researched yet. And with the Arab region it also covers a region still marginalized in memory studies. The findings show how the writing of history has become a new field of political contention, and how archives have gained and been ascribed a main role in carrying out transitional justice.
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This page is a summary of: Archive partisans: Forbidden histories and the promise of the future, Memory Studies, June 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1750698019836187.
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