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Foucault, Michel. “The Prose of the World” The Order of Things (Oxon: Routledge, 2008[1970]) 19-50 p.19 Up until the end of the sixteenth century, resemblance played a constructive role in the knowledge of Western culture. It was resemblance that largely guided exegesis and the interpretation of texts; it was resemblance that organised the play of […]


pp.3-6 in: Bate, David. ‘The Archaeology of Photography: Rereading Michel Foucault and The Archaeology of Knowledge’. Afterimage. vol.35 no.3 (Sept-Oct 2007) p.3 For Foucault, the historian must excavate an archive to reveal not merely what is in it, but the very conditions that have made that archive possible, what he calls its historical a priori. In […]