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A Study on Records Management Strategic for Discourse Analysis: Focusing on Records Distortion of the 5·18 Discourse

  • The Korean Journal of Archival Studies
  • 2016, (48), pp.141-178
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Archival Studies
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

LEE JINRYONG 1 YIM JIN HEE 2

1알엠소프트
2명지대학교

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ABSTRACT

In May 2011, the 1980 Archives for the May 18th Democratic Uprising or the “5·18 Gwangju Democratization Movement” were registered as a UNESCO Memory of the World. This historic moment told the world that the 5·18 movement is a valuable and historical asset. However, despite the international recognition, archives that deny of such facts are still rampant because of misdirected standings and prejudices. These sources even develop discourses by distorting the archives to justify their claims. Accordingly, the study aimed to identify how these sources form ideologies surrounding the 5·18 movement discourses, which are characteristic of extreme social standings. It explored the possibility of the distortion of archives presented for each discourse and reconsidered the archivists’ positions and roles to cope with such possibility. In addition, the author aims to suggest a more systemic strategy to advance the existing responses against the distortions, as well as provide discourses that are based on true and accurate archives mainly to students who have not yet been introduced to such distorted discourses. In the future, archivists shall try to develop positive awareness about the 5·18 discourses rather than maintain passive positions that provide information from limited archives. Through this, it is expected that this study will advance future analyses that would be effective against the distortion of archives.

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