Abstract

Abstract:

While scholars rightly question exaggerated claims for the democratizing potential of digital archives, this essay argues they facilitate civic participation that rhetoricians should encourage further via our pedagogies of public memory. I advance this argument through analysis of four LGBTQ sites: the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, ACT UP New York Records, Arizona Queer Archives, and Digital Transgender Archive. Engagement with these sites is fruitful for exploring archival participation with respect to preserving the past and advancing claims about LGBTQ lives in the present and future.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-5238
Print ISSN
1094-8392
Pages
pp. 253-280
Launched on MUSE
2019-07-05
Open Access
No
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