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Things unknown before being recorded

  • The Korean Journal of Archival Studies
  • 2021, (68), pp.107-150
  • DOI : 10.20923/kjas.2021.68.107
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Archival Studies
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : March 31, 2021
  • Accepted : April 19, 2021
  • Published : April 30, 2021

Lee, Kyung-Hee 1 Kim Iek Han 1

1명지대학교

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ABSTRACT

Representation of an entity starts with recognition of its existence, and recording is mutually circular in that it acts as a means to enable the recognition of the existence. No record is left on an unrecognized entity, record is distorted if any, and the distorted reproduction represents the entity, reinforcing its invisibility. Spivak describes those who cannot speak on their own and cannot be represented as subaltern. This paper examines public record, the media and research records of female restaurant workers, identifies the subaltern characteristics and limitations of their records, and suggests the points to be considered and specific roles required for recording the subalterns. If it is possible to increase the possibility of representation by completely recording a person as an entity that contains the times and society, the accountability of the record to provide an account will extend beyond institutions to the times and society, and individuals and community will be established as political subjects.

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