Public Memory Public Media and the Politics of Justice

Author: Philip Lee
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230354068
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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.

Traumatic Storytelling and Memory in Post Apartheid South Africa

Author: Christopher J. Colvin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429959028
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This book explores the practice of traumatic storytelling that emerged out of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and came to play a key role in the lives of the members of the Khulumani Support Group for victims of apartheid-era political violence. Group members found traumatic storytelling both frustrating and yet also an important form of memory work that shaped how they saw themselves in the post-apartheid era. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, the author examines how traumatic storytelling functioned not only as a kind of psychological healing and national political theatre, but also as a potent form of social relation, economic exchange, political activism, and expressive practice. With emphasis on the personal, social, and political significance of the act of traumatic storytelling, this volume asks why members of Khulumani, despite their many disappointments, continued to engage intensively in storying their experiences for themselves and others. Examining what powers storytelling held for both group members and their witnesses, and considering the ways in which storytelling enabled new senses of self and new understandings of what was possible in the years after the end of apartheid, this book considers what we might learn more broadly from the experiences of Khulumani about the possibilities—and limits—of traumatic-memory-making as an instrument of personal, social, and political repair. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, anthropology, and criminology with interest in justice and post-conflict societies.

Zeit und Frieden

Author: Christina Schües
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 3495827390
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In welchen wechselseitigen Implikationsverhältnissen stehen Zeitauffassungen und -gestaltungen zu unterschiedlichen Friedenskonzeptionen und -prozessen? Inwieweit beeinflusst und strukturiert das zumeist unausgewiesene Verhältnis zwischen Zeitauffassungen und -erfahrungen sowie den Vorstellungen von dem, was als Frieden bezeichnet werden könnte, die praktischen und theoretischen Bemühungen um Friedensprozesse und ordnet gesellschaftliche Transformationen? Diese Leitfragen kommen in Auseinandersetzungen mit unterschiedlichen theoretischen wie empirischen Ansätzen zur Sprache. Mit Beiträgen von Petar Bojanic, Gertrud Brücher, Pascal Delhom, Werner Distler, Alfred Hirsch, Simon Kochut, Christina Schües, Julia Viebach und Pierre-Frédéric Weber.

The Mnemonic Imagination

Author: E. Keightley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113727154X
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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

Author: Owain Jones
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137284072
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This collection shifts the focus from collective memory to individual memory, by incorporating new performative approaches to identity, place and becoming. Drawing upon cultural geography, the book provides an accessible framework to approach key aspects of memory, remembering, archives, commemoration and forgetting in modern societies.

Remembering Diana

Author: V. Seidler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230371906
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Analysing the events surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997, Vic Seidler considers the public outpourings of grief and displays of emotion which prompted new kinds of identification and belonging in which communities came together regardless of race, class, gender and sexuality.

Digital Intimate Publics and Social Media

Author: Amy Shields Dobson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319976079
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This book explores emergent intimate practices in social media cultures. It examines new digital intimacies as they are constituted, lived, and commodified via social media platforms. The study of social media practices has come to offer unique insights into questions about what happens to power dynamics when intimate practices are made public, about intimacy as public and political, and as defined by cultural politics and pedagogies, institutions, technologies, and geographies. This book forges new pathways in the scholarship of digital cultures by fusing queer and feminist accounts of intimate publics with critical scholarship on digital identities and everyday social media practices. The collection brings together a diverse range of carefully selected, cutting-edge case studies and groundbreaking theoretical work on topics such as selfies, oversharing, hook-up apps, sexting, Gamergate, death and grief online, and transnational family life. The book is divided into three parts: ‘Shaping Intimacy’, ‘Public Bodies’, and ‘Negotiating Intimacy’. Overarching themes include identity politics, memory, platform economics, work and labour, and everyday media practices.

Curating Difficult Knowledge

Author: E. Lehrer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230319556
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This volume inscribes an innovative domain of inquiry, bringing museum and heritage studies to bear on questions of transitional justice, memory and post-conflict reconciliation. As practitioners, artists, curators, activists and academics, the contributors explore the challenges of bearing witness to past conflicts.

Time Media and Modernity

Author: E. Keightley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137020687
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A wide ranging, interdisciplinary exploration of media time and mediated temporalities. The chapters explore the diverse ways in which time is articulated by media technologies, the way time is constructed, represented and communicated in cultural texts, and how it is experienced in different social contexts and environments.