Journalism and Memory


Author: B. Zelizer,K. Tenenboim-Weinblatt
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137263946
Category: History
Page: 282
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Tracking the ways in which journalism and memory mutually support, undermine, repair and challenge each other, this fascinating collection brings together leading scholars in journalism and memory studies to investigate the complicated role that journalism plays in relation to the past.

Afterlife of Events

Perspectives on Mnemohistory
Author: Marek Tamm
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137470186
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
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Recently, we have witnessed a rearticulation of the traditional relationship between the past, present and future, broadening historiography's range from studying past events to their later impact and meaning. The volume proposes to look at the perspectives of this approach called mnemohistory, and argues for a redefinition of the term 'event'.

Public Memory, Public Media and the Politics of Justice


Author: Philip Lee,Pradip Ninan Thomas
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230354068
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 220
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"How does the construction, representation and distortion of public memory affect the way we treat other people? How is policy-making influenced by the way the media cover contentious issues such as the ongoing but largely ignored conflict between Russia and Chechnya? Or the claims of indigenous people in Peru to know what really happened during the war against the Shining Path, or South Africa's post-apartheid attempts to build a new nation? Contributors to this book explore the challenges and obstacles to affirming a universal right to memory on the long road to justice for all."--publisher website.

Gender and Memory in the Globital Age


Author: Anna Reading
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137352639
Category: History
Page: 235
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This book asks how 21st century technologies such as the Internet, mobile phones and social media are transforming human memory and its relationship to gender. Each epoch brings with it new media technologies that have transformed human memory. Anna Reading examines the ways in which globalised digital cultures are changing the gender of memory and memories of gender through a lively set of original case studies in the ‘globital age’. The study analyses imaginaries of gender, memory and technology in utopian literature; it provides an examination of how foetal scanning alters the gendered memories of the human being. Reading draws on original research on women’s use of mobile phones to capture and share personal and family memories as well as analysing changes to journalism and gendered memories, focusing on the mobile witnessing of terrorism and state terror. The book concludes with a critical reflection on Anna Reading’s work as a playwright mobilising feminist memories as part of a digital theatre project 'Phenomenal Women with Fuel Theatre' which created live and digital memories of inspirational women. The book explains in depth Reading’s original concept of digitised and globalised memory - ‘globital memory’ - and suggests how the scholar may use mobile methodologies to understand how memories travel and change in the globital age.

Micro-blogging Memories

Weibo and Collective Remembering in Contemporary China
Author: Eileen Le Han
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137598816
Category: Social Science
Page: 242
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This book offers an in-depth account of social media, journalism and collective memory through a five-year analysis of Weibo, a leading Chinese micro-blogging platform, and prism of transitional China in a globalizing world. How does society remember public events in the rapidly changing age of social media? Eileen Le Han examines how various kinds of public events are shared, debated, and their historical significance and worthiness of remembrance highlighted on Weibo. Journalism plays a significant part in mobilizing collective remembering of these events, in a society with rapidly changing topics on the platform, the tightening state control, and nationalism on the rise. The first five years of Weibo reflect a dramatic change in Chinese society, where journalists, media professionals, and opinion leaders in other fields of expertise, together with ordinary citizens directly affected by these changes in everyday life collaborate to witness the rapid social transition.

On Media Memory

Collective Memory in a New Media Age
Author: M. Neiger,O. Meyers,E. Zandberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230307078
Category: History
Page: 300
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This volume offers a comprehensive discussion of Media Memory and brings Media and Mediation to the forefront of Collective Memory research. The essays explore a diversity of media technologies (television, radio, film and new media), genres (news, fiction, documentaries) and contexts (US, UK, Spain, Nigeria, Germany and the Middle East).

Media and Memory


Author: Joanne Garde-Hansen
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688889
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
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Covers the variety of complex ways that media engage with memory.

Communicating Awe

Media Memory and Holocaust Commemoration
Author: Oren Meyers,Motti Neiger,Eyal Zandberg
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137325235
Category: History
Page: 200
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How can a society communicate a collective trauma? This book offers a cross-media exploration of Israeli media on Holocaust Remembrance Day, one of Israel's most sacred national rituals, over the past six decades. It investigates the way in which variables such as medium, structure of ownership, genre and targeted audiences shape the collective recollection of traumatic memories. Following their previous conceptual work on media memory, the authors argue that a combination of the aforementioned factors, anchored in the political arena as well as in the realm of media practices and conventions, lead Israeli media to operate on Holocaust Remembrance Day in a manner that 'acts out' the collective trauma. Thus, the underlying narrative that is performed by the media on Holocaust Remembrance Day frames the Holocaust as a current, ongoing Israeli event, rather than an event that took place in Europe and ended decades ago.

The Ethics of Memory in a Digital Age

Interrogating the Right to be Forgotten
Author: A. Ghezzi,Â. Pereira,Lucia Vesnic-Alujevic
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137428457
Category: Social Science
Page: 143
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This edited volume documents the current reflections on the 'Right to be Forgotten' and the interplay between the value of memory and citizen rights about memory. It provides a comprehensive analysis of problems associated with persistence of memory, the definition of identities (legal and social) and the issues arising for data management.

History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction

Victorian Afterimages
Author: Kate Mitchell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230283128
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 222
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A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. Arguing that neo-Victorian fiction enacts and celebrates cultural memory, this book uses memory discourse to position these novels as dynamic participants in the contemporary historical imaginary.

The Mnemonic Imagination

Remembering as Creative Practice
Author: E. Keightley,M. Pickering
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113727154X
Category: Social Science
Page: 239
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An exploration of some of the key theoretical challenges and conceptual issues facing the emergent field of memory studies, from the relationship between experience and memory to the commercial exploitation of nostalgia, using the key concept of the mnemonic imagination.

Geography and Memory

Explorations in Identity, Place and Becoming
Author: Owain Jones,Joanne Garde-Hansen
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230292992
Category: History
Page: 272
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Geography and Memory creates a new space of study by assembling international scholars and emerging talent for the first coherent and co-ordinated approach to explorations of identity, place and becoming. In focusing upon these three dynamics the editors have organised the relationship between geography and memory into an accessible framework for approaching key aspects of memory, remembering, archives, commemoration and forgetting in modern societies. The contributors are drawn from a range of local, national and international contexts, including the UK, Germany, USA, Malaysia and Australia. The book uniquely opens up the disciplines of geography (human, political, cultural and physical) into a dialogue with other disciplines such as media, the arts, heritage, psychology, psychotherapy, politics, sociology and cognitive science so as to present a wide-ranging and nuanced approach to memory studies.

Shakespeare and Memory


Author: Hester Lees-Jeffries
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199674256
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 228
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Hamlet's father's Ghost asks his son to 'Remember me!', but how did people remember around 1600? And how do we remember now? Shakespeare and Memory brings together classical and early modern sources, theatre history, performance, material culture, and cognitive psychology and neuroscience in order to explore ideas about memory in Shakespeare's plays and poems. It argues that, when Shakespeare was writing, ideas about memory were undergoing a kind of crisis, as both the technologies of memory (print, the theatre itself) and the belief structures underpinning ideas about memory underwent rapid change. And it suggests that this crisis might be mirrored in our own time, when, despite all the increasing gadgetry at our disposal, memory can still be recovered, falsified, corrupted, or wiped: only we ourselves can remember, but the workings of memory remain mysterious. Shakespeare and Memory draws on works from all stages of Shakespeare's career, with a particular focus on Hamlet, the Sonnets, Twelfth Night, and The Winter's Tale. It considers some little things: what's Hamlet writing on? And why does Orsino think he smells violets? And it asks some big questions: how should the dead be remembered? What's the relationship between memory and identity? And is it art, above all, that enables love and beauty, memory and identity, to endure in the face of loss, time, and death?

History, Memory and Migration

Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation
Author: Irial Glynn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137010231
Category: Social Science
Page: 251
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By conversing with the main bodies of relevant literature from Migration Studies and Memory Studies, this overview highlights how analysing memories can contribute to a better understanding of the complexities of migrant incorporation. The chapters consider international case studies from Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

Memory and Migration

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Memory Studies
Author: Julia Creet,Andreas Kitzmann
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144262048X
Category: Social Science
Page: 346
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Memory plays an integral part in how individuals and societies construct their identity. While memory is usually considered in the context of a stable, unchanging environment, this collection of essays explores the effects of immigration, forced expulsions, exile, banishment, and war on individual and collective memory. The ways in which memory affects cultural representation and historical understanding across generations is examined through case studies and theoretical approaches that underscore its mutability. Memory and Migration is a truly interdisciplinary book featuring the work of leading scholars from a variety of fields across the globe. The essays are collaborative, successfully responding to the central theme and expanding upon the findings of individual authors. A groundbreaking contribution to an emerging field of study, Memory and Migration provides valuable insight into the connections between memory, place, and displacement.

The Holocaust, Fascism and Memory

Essays in the History of Ideas
Author: D. Stone
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137029536
Category: History
Page: 250
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From interpretations of the Holocaust to fascist thought and anti-fascists' responses, this book tackles topics which are rarely studied in conjunction. This is a unique collection of essays on a wide variety of subjects, which contributes to understanding the roots and consequences of mid-twentieth-century Europe's great catastrophe.

History, Memory and Migration

Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation
Author: J. Olaf Kleist,Irial Glynn
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230293387
Category: Social Science
Page: 251
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As the growing diversity of societies is recognised as both an asset and a challenge, academia has been forced to re-evaluate some of its basic assumptions about migrant incorporation and social memories. However, scholars have rarely combined Migration Studies and Memory Studies to consider how perceptions of the past affect the incorporation of immigrants in their host societies. The authors in this volume merge the extensive knowledge and relevant findings produced in both fields. They demonstrate, through a series of empirical studies from Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and the Middle East, how various actors have referenced diverse conceptions of their local, regional and national pasts to include and exclude immigrants from receiving societies. By focusing on how the presentation of a certain past relates to the immigration present, the book aims to examine the relationship between the politics of memory and the incorporation of immigrants.

Digital Snaps

The New Face of Photography
Author: Jonas Larsen,Mette Sandbye
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857734423
Category: Photography
Page: 288
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Photography as an everyday practice is once again changing dramatically. At this moment of transition from analogue to digital, Digital Snaps aims to develop a new media ecology that can accommodate these changes to photography ‘as we know it’. Expert contributors representing varied disciplines demonstrate how and to what extent the traditional social practices, technologies and images of analogue photography are being transformed with the movement to digital photography. They zoom in on typical, vernacular, everyday practices: the development of the family photo album from a physical object in the living room to a digital practice on the Internet; the use of mobile phones in everyday life; photo communities on the Internet; photo booth photography; studio photography; and fine arts’ appropriation of amateur photography. They explore how this media convergence transforms the media ecology – the networks, objects, performances, meanings and circulations – of vernacular photography, as we research it through ordinary people’s use of such new cameras and interactive Internet spaces as part of their everyday lives.

Space and the Memories of Violence

Landscapes of Erasure, Disappearance and Exception
Author: Estela Schindel,Pamela Colombo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137380918
Category: History
Page: 280
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Authors from a variety of disciplines dealing with diverse historical cases engage with the spatial deployment of violence and the possibilities for memory and resistance in contexts of state sponsored violence, enforced disappearances and regimes of exception. Contributors include Aleida Assmann, Jay Winter and David Harvey.

Remembering and Rethinking the GDR

Multiple Perspectives and Plural Authenticities
Author: A. Saunders,D. Pinfold
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137292091
Category: Social Science
Page: 253
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Exploring the ways in which the GDR has been remembered since its demise in 1989/90, this volume asks how memory of the former state continues to shape contemporary Germany. Its contributors offer multiple perspectives on the GDR and offer new insights into the complex relationship between past and present.