Framing Public Memory - Rhetoric, Culture & Social Critique (Hardback)
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Framing Public Memory - Rhetoric, Culture & Social Critique (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 31/05/2004
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The study of public memory has grown rapidly across numerous disciplines in recent years, among them American studies, history, philosophy, sociology, architecture, and communications. As scholars probe acts of collective remembrance, they have shed light on the cultural processes of memory. Essays contained in this volume address issues such as the scope of public memory, the ways we forget, the relationship between politics and memory, and the material practices of memory. Stephen Browne's contribution studies the alternative to memory - erasure, silence, and forgetting - as posited by Hannah Arendt in her classic Eichmann in Jerusalem. Rosa Eberly writes about the Texas tower shootings of 1966, memories of which have been minimized by local officials. Charles Morris examines public reactions to Larry Kramer's declaration that Abraham Lincoln was homosexual, horrifying the guardians of Lincoln's public memory. And Barbie Zelizer considers the impact on public memory of visual images, specifically still photographs of individuals about to perish (e.g., people falling from the World Trade Center) and the sense of communal loss they manifest. Whether addressing the transitory and mutable nature of collective memories over time or the ways various groups maintain, engender, or resist those memories, this work constitutes a major contribution to our understanding of how public memory has been and might continue to be framed.

Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817313890
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 581 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm


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"An important contribution to critical cultural memory studies with a strong interdisciplinary focus. . . . [This study] complicates the notion of public memory by examining what happens when we alternately accent the two terms, first exploring the memory of publics, and then examining the publicity, or publicness, of memory."--John Louis Lucaites, series editor

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