Foucault’s Archive For F, all utterances happen within a system of what can and cannot be said: the archive is what differentially organizes these utterances within a constituting system, which, at the same time, is constituted by the utterances as they get categorized—archived—as unique events or statements (rather than… rather than not?). The archive doesn’t… Read More

In this book, Jennifer Morgan seeks to reckon with slavery—its historicity, its afterlives, and notably, its archival silences—from the standpoint of the captive, specifically, from the lived experiences of enslaved women. From the first African who the Portuguese took as captive in 1441 from Senegambian Rio de Oro, who was a woman, to Dorothy, a… Read More