Contesting Public Memory

Douglas A. Boyd and W. Fitzhugh Brundage

in Crawfish Bottom

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780813134086
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813135892 | DOI:
Contesting Public Memory

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This chapter looks at how dominant and subordinated memories interact in an oral history project and examines the dynamic between public and historical memory through multiple community symbols such as schools, churches as well as a variety of symbolic events such as flooding. Additionally, it examines the role of an activist interviewer in shaping the resulting narrative that emerges from the interview.

Keywords: public memory; counter memory; schools; community; churches; nicknames; flooding

Chapter.  10865 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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