Memory in the Twenty First Century

Memory in the Twenty First Century

This book maps and analyses the changing state of memory at the start of the twenty-first century in essays written by scientists, scholars and writers.

Author: Sebastian Groes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137520586

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 949

This book maps and analyses the changing state of memory at the start of the twenty-first century in essays written by scientists, scholars and writers. It recontextualises memory by investigating the impact of new conditions such as the digital revolution, climate change and an ageing population on our world.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Holocaust in the Twenty First Century

The Holocaust in the Twenty First Century

This volume locates and explores historical and contemporary sites of contested meanings of Holocaust memory across a range of geographical, geo-political, and disciplinary contexts, identifying and critically engaging with the nature and ...

Author: David M. Seymour

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317299585

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 616

This volume locates and explores historical and contemporary sites of contested meanings of Holocaust memory across a range of geographical, geo-political, and disciplinary contexts, identifying and critically engaging with the nature and expression of these meanings within their relevant contexts, elucidating the political, social, and cultural underpinnings and consequences of these meanings, and offering interventions in the contemporary debates of Holocaust memory that suggest ways forward for the future.
Categories: History

Holocaust Cinema in the Twenty First Century

Holocaust Cinema in the Twenty First Century

Another development concentrates on perpetrator figures, adding questions related to guilt and memory. Covering such diverse topics, this volume brings together scholars from cultural studies, literary studies, and film studies.

Author: Gerd Bayer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231850919

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 145

In the first fifteen years of the twenty-first century, a large number of films were produced in Europe, Israel, the United States, and elsewhere addressing the historical reality and the legacy of the Holocaust. Contemporary Holocaust cinema exists at the intersection of national cultural traditions, aesthetic conventions, and the inner logic of popular forms of entertainment. It also reacts to developments in both fiction and documentary films following the innovations of a postmodern aesthetic. With the number of witnesses to the atrocities of Nazi Germany dwindling, medialized representations of the Holocaust take on greater cultural significance. At the same time, visual responses to the task of keeping memories alive have to readjust their value systems and reconsider their artistic choices. Both established directors and a new generation of filmmakers have tackled the ethically difficult task of finding a visual language to represent the past that is also relatable to viewers. Both geographical and spatial principles of Holocaust memory are frequently addressed in original ways. Another development concentrates on perpetrator figures, adding questions related to guilt and memory. Covering such diverse topics, this volume brings together scholars from cultural studies, literary studies, and film studies. Their analyses of twenty-first-century Holocaust films venture across national and linguistic boundaries and make visible various formal and intertextual relationships within the substantial body of Holocaust cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

German National Identity in the Twenty First Century

German National Identity in the Twenty First Century

German collective memory in the twenty - first century might not quite provide yet
the ' feel - good past ' that Rüdiger Suchsland has identified , but it is certainly
much more accommodating for identificatory purposes than it has ever been .

Author: Ruth Wittlinger

Publisher: New Perspectives in German Pol

ISBN: IND:30000127732547

Category: History

Page: 187

View: 613

This book shows that German national identity has undergone considerable changes since unification in 1990. Due to the external pressures of the post-cold war world but also due to domestic developments such as recent dynamics of collective memory, Germany has re-emerged as a confident nation which is less hesitant to assert its national interest.
Categories: History

Rooting Memory Rooting Place

Rooting Memory  Rooting Place

Rooting texts in their regional locations, the book interrupts and questions the dominant trends in Southern Studies, providing a fresh and nuanced view of twenty-first-century texts.

Author: C. Lloyd

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137499882

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 837

This timely and incisive study reads contemporary literature and visual culture from the American South through the lens of cultural memory. Rooting texts in their regional locations, the book interrupts and questions the dominant trends in Southern Studies, providing a fresh and nuanced view of twenty-first-century texts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Second World War in the Twenty First Century Museum

The Second World War in the Twenty First Century Museum

The aim of the series is to provide a vibrant international platform for research and scholarly exchange in the field of media and memory studies. Manuscripts submitted to the series are peer reviewed by expert referees.

Author: Stephan Jaeger

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110661063

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 589

The Second World War is omnipresent in contemporary memory debates. As the war fades from living memory, this study is the first to systematically analyze how Second World War museums allow prototypical visitors to comprehend and experience the past. It analyzes twelve permanent exhibitions in Europe and North America - including the Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Dresden, the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, the House of European History in Brussels, the Imperial War Museums in London and Manchester, and the National WWII Museum in New Orleans - in order to show how museums reflect and shape cultural memory, as well as their cognitive, ethical, emotional, and aesthetic potential and effects. This includes a discussion of representations of events such as the Holocaust and air warfare. In relation to narrative, memory, and experience, the study develops the concept of experientiality (on a sliding scale between mimetic and structural forms), which provides a new textual-spatial method for reading exhibitions and understanding the experiences of historical individuals and collectives. It is supplemented by concepts like transnational memory, empathy, and encouraging critical thinking through difficult knowledge.
Categories: History

The Essential Guide to Aging in the Twenty first Century

The Essential Guide to Aging in the Twenty first Century

"This third edition of The Graying of America has been retitled, revised, and expanded.

Author: Donald H. Kausler

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826265814

Category: Education

Page: 516

View: 337

"This third edition of The Graying of America has been retitled, revised, and expanded. In concise, nontechnical language, it offers middle-aged and senior readers useful information on the effects of aging on health, the mind, and behavior"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Education

Negotiating Memory from the Romans to the Twenty First Century

Negotiating Memory from the Romans to the Twenty First Century

This approach positions the volume as a reference-point within several fields of humanities and social sciences.

Author: Øivind Fuglerud

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000190496

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 756

Manipulation of the past and forced erasure of memories have been global phenomena throughout history, spanning a varied repertoire from the destruction or alteration of architecture, sites, and images, to the banning or imposing of old and new practices. The present volume addresses these questions comparatively across time and geography, and combines a material approach to the study of memory with cross-disciplinary empirical explorations of historical and contemporary cases. This approach positions the volume as a reference-point within several fields of humanities and social sciences. The collection brings together scholars from different fields within humanities and social science to engage with memorialization and damnatio memoriae across disciplines, using examples from their own research. The broad chronological and comparative scope makes the volume relevant for researchers and students of several historical periods and geographic regions.
Categories: History

Confederate Exceptionalism

Confederate Exceptionalism

How do contemporary neo-Confederates simultaneously cling to the symbols and narratives that tether the Confederacy to histories of racism and oppression in the United States while distancing themselves from these histories.

Author: Nicole Maurantonio

Publisher: Culture America (Hardcover)

ISBN: 070062869X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 191

How do contemporary neo-Confederates simultaneously cling to the symbols and narratives that tether the Confederacy to histories of racism and oppression in the United States while distancing themselves from these histories.
Categories: History

Dying in the Twenty First Century

Dying in the Twenty First Century

It was some years into the epidemic , and I stopped in front of a simple candle - lit
parchment on the wall of an alcove with the words written on it , “ In memory of
those who have died of AIDS . " Reading those words filled me suddenly with ...

Author: Lydia S. Dugdale

Publisher: Basic Bioethics

ISBN: 9780262534598

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 684

Most of us are generally ill-equipped for dying. Today, we neither see death nor prepare for it. But this has not always been the case. In the early fifteenth century, the Roman Catholic Church published the Ars moriendi texts, which established prayers and practices for an art of dying. In the twenty-first century, physicians rely on procedures and protocols for the efficient management of hospitalized patients. How can we recapture an art of dying that can facilitate our dying well? In this book, physicians, philosophers, and theologians attempt to articulate a bioethical framework for dying well in a secularized, diverse society.
Categories: Medical

Science and Technology Shaping the Twenty first Century

Science and Technology  Shaping the Twenty first Century

... discoveries of split genes . BANK OF SWEDEN PRIZE IN ECONOMIC
SCIENCES IN MEMORY OF ALFRED NOBEL awarded jointly to : Robert W. ... IN
PHYSICS awarded for. 14 Science and Technology Shaping the Twenty - First
Century.

Author: United States. Office of Science and Technology Policy

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754067815591

Category: Government publications

Page: 141

View: 553

Categories: Government publications

Subjectivity in the Twenty First Century

Subjectivity in the Twenty First Century

The contributors to this volume explore the perils and promise of the self in today's world. Their shared aim is to describe where we stand and what is at stake as we move ahead in the twenty-first century.

Author: Romin W. Tafarodi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107007550

Category: Political Science

Page: 257

View: 377

What is it like to be a person today? To think, feel, and act as an individual in a time of accelerated social, cultural, technological, and political change? This question is inspired by the double meaning of subjectivity as both the "first-personness" of consciousness (being a subject of experience) and the conditioning of that consciousness within society (being subject to power, authority, or influence). The contributors to this volume explore the perils and promise of the self in today's world. Their shared aim is to describe where we stand and what is at stake as we move ahead in the twenty-first century. They do so by interrogating the historical moment as a predicament of the subject. Their shared focus is on subjectivity as a dialectic of self and other, or individual and society, and how the defining tensions of subjectivity are reflected in contemporary forms of individualism, identity, autonomy, social connection, and political consciousness.
Categories: Political Science

Chilean Cinema in the Twenty First Century World

Chilean Cinema in the Twenty First Century World

Chilean Cinema in the Twenty-First-Century World opens up points of comparison between Chile and the ways in which other national cinemas are negotiating their place on the world stage. The book is divided into five parts.

Author: Carl Fischer

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814346839

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

View: 402

Focusing on films from Chile since 2000 and bringing together scholars from South and North America, Chilean Cinema in the Twenty-First-Century World is the first English-language book since the 1970s to explore this small, yet significant, Latin American cinema. The volume questions the concept of "national cinemas" by examining how Chilean film dialogues with trends in genre-based, political, and art-house cinema around the world, while remaining true to local identities. Contributors place current Chilean cinema in a historical context and expand the debate concerning the artistic representation of recent political and economic transformations in contemporary Chile. Chilean Cinema in the Twenty-First-Century World opens up points of comparison between Chile and the ways in which other national cinemas are negotiating their place on the world stage. The book is divided into five parts. "Mapping Theories of Chilean Cinema in the World" examines Chilean filmmakers at international film festivals, and political and affective shifts in the contemporary Chilean documentary. "On the Margins of Hollywood: Chilean Genre Flicks" explores on the emergence of Chilean horror cinema and the performance of martial arts in Chilean films. "Other Texts and Other Lands: Intermediality and Adaptation Beyond Chile(an Cinema)" covers the intermedial transfer from Chilean literature to transnational film and from music video to film. "Migrations of Gender and Genre" contrasts films depicting transgender people in Chile and beyond. "Politicized Intimacies, Transnational Affects: Debating (Post)memory and History" analyzes representations of Chile’s traumatic past in contemporary documentary and approaches mourning as a politicized act in postdictatorship cultural production. Intended for scholars, students, and researchers of film and Latin American studies, Chilean Cinema in the Twenty-First-Century World evaluates an active and emergent film movement that has yet to receive sufficient attention in global cinema studies.
Categories: Social Science

From Millwrights to Shipwrights to the Twenty first Century

From Millwrights to Shipwrights to the Twenty first Century

This can be observed by comparing the first description of the “ electrostatic
memory ” ( what might today be called “ RAM " ) from Rochester ' s “ Preliminary
Report " with Lida ' s final published description . In Rochester ' s “ Preliminary
Report ...

Author: R. John Brockmann

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: 1572730765

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 462

This text divides the history of American technical communication into three themes: the importance of visual communication (1791-1887); the power of genre (1791-1980); and the role of technical communicators as innovators within constraints (1948-1954).
Categories: Science

Images of the Twenty first Century

Images of the Twenty first Century

HARDWARE IMPLEMENTATION are calculated off - line and stored in memory .
... Input and output to the Global Bus is program controlled and is routed to one of
the dedicated memory segments depending upon the type of data transfer .

Author: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822003861515

Category: Biomedical engineering

Page:

View: 238

Categories: Biomedical engineering

Imagining Human Rights in Twenty First Century Theater

Imagining Human Rights in Twenty First Century Theater

Ultimately, this book aims to provide nuanced, global perspectives on the emerging and transformative aesthetics, ethics and effects of this encounter at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Author: Brenda Werth

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137027092

Category: Art

Page: 284

View: 566

There is extraordinary diversity, depth, and complexity in the encounter between theatre, performance, and human rights. Through an examination of a rich repertoire of plays and performance practices from and about countries across six continents, the contributors to this volume seek to open the way toward understanding the character and significance of this encounter. Divided into three interrelated sections, the book focuses on a range of critical and timely human rights questions as they relate to transitional justice, memory politics, citizenship, the 'War on Terror,' transnational spectatorship, and the global economic order. Authors ask what artists, audiences and readers imagine, expect, and desire from the engagement of theatre and performance with these crucial questions. Ultimately, this book aims to provide nuanced, global perspectives on the emerging and transformative aesthetics, ethics and effects of this encounter at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Categories: Art

The Good Years Your Life in the Twenty first Century

The Good Years  Your Life in the Twenty first Century

Does the device for forgetting that keeps us all from going mad peel off the most
recent memories first ? Psychologists don't know how memories are packed in
the brain , but they suggest that the ability to perceive and store new impressions
 ...

Author: Caroline Bird

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN: 0525932844

Category: Aging

Page: 244

View: 213

Based on an analysis of what America is like today, Caroline Bird--author, economist, and social forecaster--thoughtfully charts the future state of the economy and predicts a new kind of prosperity, one based on the most desirable of human values--pleasure, freedom, and self-fulfillment. She traces the rise and fall of America's love affair with youth and introduces us to the "ageless pioneers," those older persons who refuse to feel old and who live the way we will all be able to live in the twenty-first century. This book ponders the benefits we will enjoy from future technology and creates a scenario how life might look in 2010, with "wild card" things that might just happen, like stockbrokers doing business by satellite from South Pacific islands, or as radical as solving the problem of illegal aliens by eliminating the Mexican border.
Categories: Aging

Ritual Abuse in the Twenty first Century

Ritual Abuse in the Twenty first Century

CONCLUSIONS : The issue of false or recovered memories should not be
allowed to confuse the recognition and treatment of sexually abused children .
We concluded that when memories are ' recovered ' after long periods of
amnesia ...

Author: James Randall Noblitt

Publisher: Robert Reed Pub

ISBN: PSU:000066022633

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 552

View: 878

Allegations of ritual abuse are universal and mental health professionals, theologians, law enforcers, scholars, victim advocates, and others struggle to comprehend the enormity of the devastation left in the wake of these heinous acts. Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century addresses the concerns that naturally evolve from any discussion of this phenomenon from the perspectives of professionals, advocates, and survivors from around the world (eight countries, seven states in the U.S.) * How valid are the survivors' stories? * Is there evidence? * What are the consequences of these acts to the individual and society? * Why have these allegations been ignored or discredited whenever they have surfaced? The authors of these chapters respond to these and other questions in an effort to illustrate the constellation of psychological, health, legal, criminal, societal, and spiritual ramifications of ritual abuse. Chapters address current issues including ritually based crime, civil suits involving allegations of ritual abuse, that are universal. The value of understanding ritual trauma for diagnostic and treatment applications is discussed.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Towards Schooling for the Twenty first Century

Towards Schooling for the Twenty first Century

People process information when they bring it back to the short - term memory .
Educators usually call this process one of recalling or remembering . 2
Comparison of memory in the short - term with the information in the long - range
sphere ...

Author: Per Dalin

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: UOM:39015037427294

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 703

"This forward-looking and visionary book presents a comprehensive view of the challenges facing society, the realities of work and leisure for children in the next century, and the implications of these analyses and predictions for schools today as they prepare children for the future." "The authors consider the revolutions in the economy, technology, ecology, society, politics and values, and illustrate the impact that these fundamental changes will have on schooling and learning for the next century. Their conclusions raise critical questions about the concept of a 'good school', while also describing the learning culture, the new curriculum and the principles of responsible and effective schooling."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Education