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Memory in a Mediated World : Remembrance and Reconstruction (Hardcover)

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In times when public and private spheres are mediated more than ever, this volume looks at the way personal and collective memories are employed to revise and reconstruct old and new forms of individual and social life. Considering both retrospective memories and the prospective employment of memories, Memory in a Mediated World examines troubled times that demand resolution, recovery and restoration. The chapters assembled in this volume provide empirically grounded analyses of how media are employed by individuals and social groups to connect the past, the present and the future. The volume argues that experiences of private or public crisis often allow for a projective use of memories, be they individual or collective. Hence, contrary to the idea that such states of exception eliminate memories, the volume examines the ways in which memories in and of traumatic, conflictual or incisive events and experiences are addressed through a productive employment of past experiences, ideas, relationships or strategies.

Number of Pages: 284
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Popular Culture, Media Studies, Anthropology / Cultural
Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: English
Street Date: November 23, 2015
TCIN: 50243447
UPC: 9781137470119
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-3966
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