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Framing Public Memory (Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique)

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A collection of essays by prominent scholars from many disciplines on the construction of public memories.

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.

Synopsis:

A collection of essays by prominent scholars from many disciplines on the construction of public memories.

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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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817313890
Editor:
Phillips, Kendall R.
Editor:
Lucaites, John Louis
Editor:
Phillips, Kendall R.
Editor:
Lucaites, John Louis
Editor:
Lucaites, John
Contribution by:
Browne, Stephen
Contribution:
Browne, Stephen
Author:
Vivian, Bradford
Author:
Charles E. Morris III
Author:
Zelizer, Barbie
Author:
Biesecker, Barbara
Author:
Browne, Stephen Howard
Author:
Eberly, Rosa
Author:
Morris III, Charles E.
Author:
Casey, Edward S.
Author:
Heinrich, Horst-Alfred
Author:
Phillips, Kendall R.
Author:
Kiewe, Amos
Author:
Schwartz, Barry
Author:
Scott, Charles E.
Publisher:
University Alabama Press
Location:
Tuscaloosa
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Memory
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Public history.
Subject:
World history -- Historiography.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Albma Rhetoric Cult & Soc Crit
Series Volume:
no. 38/2002
Publication Date:
20040412
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

» History and Social Science » World History » Historiography
» Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
» Humanities » Literary Criticism » Literary and Cultural Studies

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