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The archaeology of knowledge

The archaeology of knowledge M)CHEL FOUCAULT The of archaeology knowledge * For several score now historians have choice been interested years by mainly in as in an effort to to what underlies very lengthy periods, though bring light the vicissitudes of and their concomitant ’the that is to events; politics say so difficult to the irreversible the contin- enduring equilibriums upset, processes, ural that the tendential reach a climax and become readjustments, phenomena inverted after centuries of the trends in accumulation and the slow continuity, the mute and overlaid with a saturations, great foundation-stones, immobile, thick web of events that has been traditional narrative. To by spun carry out this historians have at their tools which have been analysis, disposal partly fashioned themselves and inherited from others: models of economic by partly in of fluctuations the growth, quantitative analyses exchange-market, profiles of and studies of climatic the demographic growth regression, variations, identification of of technical sociological constants, descriptions adjustments, their of diffusion and These tools have enabled them qualities persistance. to the various in the bedrock of The distinguish sedimentary layers history. linear which in were the of have sequences previous years object research, been a set of In all from replaced by http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Science Information SAGE

The archaeology of knowledge

Social Science Information , Volume 9 (1): 11 – Feb 1, 1970

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0539-0184
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1461-7412
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10.1177/053901847000900108
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M)CHEL FOUCAULT The of archaeology knowledge * For several score now historians have choice been interested years by mainly in as in an effort to to what underlies very lengthy periods, though bring light the vicissitudes of and their concomitant ’the that is to events; politics say so difficult to the irreversible the contin- enduring equilibriums upset, processes, ural that the tendential reach a climax and become readjustments, phenomena inverted after centuries of the trends in accumulation and the slow continuity, the mute and overlaid with a saturations, great foundation-stones, immobile, thick web of events that has been traditional narrative. To by spun carry out this historians have at their tools which have been analysis, disposal partly fashioned themselves and inherited from others: models of economic by partly in of fluctuations the growth, quantitative analyses exchange-market, profiles of and studies of climatic the demographic growth regression, variations, identification of of technical sociological constants, descriptions adjustments, their of diffusion and These tools have enabled them qualities persistance. to the various in the bedrock of The distinguish sedimentary layers history. linear which in were the of have sequences previous years object research, been a set of In all from replaced by

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Published: Feb 1, 1970

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