Personal, Collective, Mediated and New Memory Discourses

Joanne Garde-Hansen

in Media and Memory

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780748640348
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670949 | DOI:
Personal, Collective, Mediated and New Memory Discourses

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This chapter will take the map of the key approaches to memory explored in chapter one and extrapolate them along personal, collective, manufactured and ‘new memory’ lines so as to show how these theories have already been reinterpreted by media scholars. From a personal to a global perspective, theories of media and memory from Zelizer (1993, 1998) on journalism, Hirsch (2001) and Kuhn (2002) on photography, Grainge (2002) on film, Kitch (2005) on magazines, Sturken (2007) on television/film/photography, Hoskins (2004) on satellite broadcasting, Rosenzweig and Cohen (2005) on digital history and van Dijk (2007) on digital media have all grappled with synthesizing memory within the context of particular media forms. This chapter affords the reader a clearer insight into how theorists of media and memory have carved up the theoretical terrain.

Keywords: Mediated memory; new memory; collective memory; personal memory

Chapter.  7633 words. 

Subjects: Media Studies

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