Digital Memory Studies

Author: Andrew Hoskins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317267419
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Digital media, networks and archives reimagine and revitalize individual, social and cultural memory but they also ensnare it, bringing it under new forms of control. Understanding these paradoxical conditions of remembering and forgetting through today’s technologies needs bold interdisciplinary interventions. Digital Memory Studies seizes this challenge and pioneers an agenda that interrogates concepts, theories and histories of media and memory studies, to map a holistic vision for the study of the digital remaking of memory. Through the lenses of connectivity, archaeology, economy, and archive, contributors illuminate the uses and abuses of the digital past via an array of media and topics, including television, videogames and social media, and memory institutions, network politics and the digital afterlife.

Digital Memory Studies

Author: Andrew Hoskins
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ISBN: 9781138639386
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Andrew Hoskins: The restless past: an introduction to digital memory and media -- Connectivity. Martin Pogacar: Culture of the past: digital connectivity and dispotentiated futures -- Amanda Lagerkvist: The media end: digital afterlife agencies and techno-existential closure -- Andrew Hoskins: Memory of the multitude: the end of collective memory -- Wulf Kansteiner: The holocaust in the 21st century: digital anxiety, cosmopolitanism on steroids, and never again genocide without memory -- Archaeology. Wolfgang Ernst: Tempor(e)alities and archive-textures of media-connected memory -- Jussi Parikka: The underpinning time: from digital memory to network microtemporality -- Timothy Barker: Television in and out of time -- Matthew Allen: Memory in technoscience: biomedia and the wettability of mnemonic relations -- Economy. Joanne Garde-Hansen and Gilson Schwartz: Iconomy of memory: on remembering as digital, civic and corporate currency -- Anna Reading and Tanya Notley: "Globital"' memory capital: exploring digital memory economies -- Archive. Michael Moss: Memory institutions, the archive and digital disruption? -- Debra Ramsay: Tensions in the interface: the archive and the digital

Digital Memory Studies

Author: Andrew Hoskins
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ISBN: 9781138639379
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Andrew Hoskins: The restless past: an introduction to digital memory and media -- Connectivity. Martin Pogacar: Culture of the past: digital connectivity and dispotentiated futures -- Amanda Lagerkvist: The media end: digital afterlife agencies and techno-existential closure -- Andrew Hoskins: Memory of the multitude: the end of collective memory -- Wulf Kansteiner: The holocaust in the 21st century: digital anxiety, cosmopolitanism on steroids, and never again genocide without memory -- Archaeology. Wolfgang Ernst: Tempor(e)alities and archive-textures of media-connected memory -- Jussi Parikka: The underpinning time: from digital memory to network microtemporality -- Timothy Barker: Television in and out of time -- Matthew Allen: Memory in technoscience: biomedia and the wettability of mnemonic relations -- Economy. Joanne Garde-Hansen and Gilson Schwartz: Iconomy of memory: on remembering as digital, civic and corporate currency -- Anna Reading and Tanya Notley: "Globital"' memory capital: exploring digital memory economies -- Archive. Michael Moss: Memory institutions, the archive and digital disruption? -- Debra Ramsay: Tensions in the interface: the archive and the digital

Thinking Through Transition

Author: Michal Kope?ek
Publisher: Central European University Press
ISBN: 9633860857
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This book is the first concentrated effort to explore the most recent chapter of East Central European past from the perspective of intellectual history. Post-socialism can be understood both as a period of scarcity and preponderance of ideas, the dramatic eclipsing of the dissident legacy?as well as the older political traditions?and the rise of technocratic and post-political governance. This book, grounded in empirical research sensitive to local contexts, proposes instead a history of adaptations, entanglements, and unintended consequences. In order to enable and invite comparison, the volume is structured around major domains of political thought, some of them generic (liberalism, conservatism, the Left), others (populism and politics of history) deemed typical for post-socialism. However, as shown by the authors, the generic often turns out to be heavily dependent on its immediate setting, and the typical resonates with processes that are anything but vernacular.

Amnesium

Author: Andrew Hoskins
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ISBN: 9781540397577
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I remember nothing. A man robotically repeats those words as he's rescued from a flooded street. He offers a mere glimpse of what science has been up to while we weren't looking. But four very different people are willing to risk their lives to peer more closely. Pellen, Radcliffe, Irena, and Shamus may span the ideological spectrum, but they'll need to put their differences aside as they adventure together into the wilds of central Oregon to find the secrets hidden there. What is the Amnesium? Is it something we should fear, or celebrate?

The Many Lives Of A Rajput Queen

Author: Ramya Sreenivasan
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295997850
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Winner of the 2009 Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize, sponsored by the Association for Asian Studies The medieval Rajput queen Padmini - believed to have been pursued by Alauddin Khalji, the Sultan of Delhi - has been the focus of numerous South Asian narratives, ranging from a Sufi mystical romance in the sixteenth century to nationalist histories in the late nineteenth century. The Many Lives of a Rajput Queen explores how early modern regional elites, caste groups, and mystical and monastic communities shaped their distinctive versions of the past through the repeated refashioning of the legend of Padmini. Ramya Sreenivasan investigates these legends and traces their subsequent appropriation by colonial administrators and nationalist intellectuals, for varying different political ends. Using Padmini as a means of illustrating the power of gender norms in constructing heroic memory, she shows how such narratives about virtuous women changed as they circulated across particular communities in South Asia between the sixteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book will interest historians of memory, gender, community, culture, and historywriting in South Asia. Illustrating how enduring legends emerged out of particular precolonial repositories of "tradition," the book also addresses the nature of colonial transitions and precolonial historical consciousness.

Clueless

Author: Lesley Speed
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317189272
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Clueless: American Youth in the 1990s is a timely contribution to the increasingly prominent academic field of youth film studies. The book draws on the social context to the film’s release, a range of film industry perspectives including marketing, audience reception and franchising, as well as postmodern theory and feminist film theory to assert the cultural and historical significance of Amy Heckerling’s film and reaffirm its reputation as one of the defining teen films of the 1990s. Lesley Speed examines how the film channels aspects of Anita Loos’ 1925 novel Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the 1960s television series Gidget and Jane Austen’s Emma, to present a heightened, optimistic view of contemporary American teenage life. Although seemingly apolitical, Speed makes the case for Clueless as a feminist exploration of relationships between gender, comedy and consumer culture, centring on a contemporary version of the ‘dumb blonde’ type. The film is also proved to embrace diversity in its depiction of African American characters and contributing to an increase in gay teenagers on screen. Lesley Speed concludes her analysis by tracking the rise of the Clueless franchise and cult following. Both helped to cement the film in popular consciousness, inviting fans to inhabit its fantasy world through spinoff narratives on television and in print, public viewing rituals, revivalism and vintage fashion.

Memory Subjectivities And Representation

Author: Rina Benmayor
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137438711
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This collection presents diverse scholarly approaches to oral narratives in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds. Eleven essays, originally written in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, coalesce around major themes that have long concerned oral historians and social scientists: collective memories of conflictive national pasts, subjectivity in re/framing social identities, and visual and performative re/presentations of identity and public memory.

Memorylands

Author: Sharon Macdonald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135628726
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Memorylands is an original and fascinating investigation of the nature of heritage, memory and understandings of the past in Europe today. It looks at how Europe has become a ’memoryland’ – littered with material reminders of the past, such as museums, heritage sites and memorials; and at how this ‘memory phenomenon’ is related to the changing nature of identities – especially European, national and cosmopolitan. In doing so, it provides new insights into how memory and the past are being performed and reconfigured in Europe – and with what effects. Drawing especially, though not exclusively, on cases, concepts and arguments from social and cultural anthropology, Memorylands argues for a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the cultural assumptions involved in relating to the past. It theorizes the various ways in which ‘materializations’ of identity work and relates these to different forms of identification within Europe. The book also addresses questions of methodology, including discussion of historical, ethnographic, interdisciplinary and innovative methods. Through a wide-range of case-studies from across Europe, Sharon Macdonald argues that Europe is home to a much greater range of ways of making the past present than is usually realized – and a greater range of forms of ‘historical consciousness’. At the same time, however, she seeks to highlight what she calls ‘the European memory complex’ – a repertoire of prevalent patterns in forms of recollection and ‘past presencing’. The examples in Memorylands are drawn from both the margins and metropolitan centres, from the relatively small-scale and local, the national and the avant-garde. The book looks at pasts that are potentially identity-disrupting – or ‘difficult’ – as well as those that affirm identities or offer possibilities for transcending national identities or articulating more cosmopolitan futures. Topics covered include authenticity, temporalities, embodiment, commodification, nostalgia and Ostalgie, the musealization of everyday and folk-life, Holocaust commemoration and tourism, narratives of war, the heritage of Islam, transnationalism, and the future of the past. Memorylands is engagingly written and accessible to general readers as well as offering a new synthesis for advanced researchers in memory and heritage studies. It is essential reading for those interested in identities, memory, material culture, Europe, tourism and heritage.

Digital Rubbish

Author: Jennifer Gabrys
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472029401
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This is a study of the material life of information and its devices; of electronic waste in its physical and electronic incarnations; a cultural and material mapping of the spaces where electronics in the form of both hardware and information accumulate, break down, or are stowed away. Where other studies have addressed "digital" technology through a focus on its immateriality or virtual qualities, Gabrys traces the material, spatial, cultural and political infrastructures that enable the emergence and dissolution of these technologies. In the course of her book, she explores five interrelated "spaces" where electronics fall apart: from Silicon Valley to Nasdaq, from containers bound for China to museums and archives that preserve obsolete electronics as cultural artifacts, to the landfill as material repository. Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics describes the materiality of electronics from a unique perspective, examining the multiple forms of waste that electronics create as evidence of the resources, labor, and imaginaries that are bundled into these machines. Ranging across studies of media and technology, as well as environments, geography, and design, Jennifer Gabrys draws together the far-reaching material and cultural processes that enable the making and breaking of these technologies.