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Title Memory on trial : media, citizenship and social justice / edited by Anders Høg Hansen, Orcar Hemer, Thomas Tufte
Published Berlin LIT, 2014


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Description ii, 186 pages : color photographs ; 24 cm
Series Kultur. Forschung and Wissenschaft ; 20
Contents I. Memory on trial, media, citizenship and social justice / Thomas Tufte -- II. The absence of memory: rhetoric and the question of public remembrance / Kendall R. Phillips -- III. The role of ̀stillness' and ̀nostalgia' in sustainable development: asking different questions in communication for development / Jo Tacchi -- IV. Structural amnesia in the 21st century / Thomas Hylland Eriksen -- V. Global injustice memories / Thomas Olesen -- VI. Memories of agency, participation and resistance / Thomas Tufte -- VII. Countermemories, counterpublics / Tamar Katriel -- VIII. Rebuilding memory in an age of new media: the case of the Asaba massacre / S. Elizabeth Bird -- IX. Documentary film, collective memory and the public sphere / Alfonso Gumucio-Dagron -- X. Memoryscapes: experiments in oral history and place-based media / Toby Butler -- XI. Bengaluru boogie / Oscar Hemer -- XII. Memory, Mandela and the politics of death / Sarah Nuttall --XIII. Space oddities, music and the making of living archives / Erling Bjorgvinsson
Summary This book approaches the memory sharing of groups, communities, and societies as inevitable struggles over the interpretation of, and authority over, particular stories. Coming to terms with the past in memory work - alone or with others - is always unsteady ground, and the activation of memory will always relay imaginations of futures that we want to shape and inhabit. The book's contributors all explore in different ways how citizens can actualize a public and how citizens and groups struggle with their pasts and presents (and other group's understandings) in their work for futures they dream of, or envision
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Collective memory.
Social justice.
Author Hansen, Anders Høg, editor
Hemer, Oscar, 1954- editor
Tufte, Thomas, editor
ISBN 3643905319
9783643905314 (paperback)