Places of Public Memory

Places of Public Memory

This book investigates the intersections of memory and place through nine original essays written by leading memory studies scholars from the fields of rhetoric, media studies, organizational communication, history, performance studies, and ...

Author: Greg Dickinson

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817356132

Category: Architecture

Page: 282

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Though we live in a time when memory seems to be losing its hold on communities, memory remains central to personal, communal, and national identities. And although popular and public discourses from speeches to films invite a shared sense of the past, official sites of memory such as memorials, museums, and battlefields embody unique rhetorical principles. Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials is a sustained and rigorous consideration of the intersections of memory, place, and rhetoric. From the mnemonic systems inscribed upon ancient architecture to the roadside accident memorials that line America’s highways, memory and place have always been deeply interconnected. This book investigates the intersections of memory and place through nine original essays written by leading memory studies scholars from the fields of rhetoric, media studies, organizational communication, history, performance studies, and English. The essays address, among other subjects, the rhetorical strategies of those vying for competing visions of a 9/11 memorial at New York City’s Ground Zero; rhetorics of resistance embedded in the plans for an expansion of the National Civil Rights Museum; representations of nuclear energy—both as power source and weapon—in Cold War and post–Cold War museums; and tours and tourism as acts of performance. By focusing on “official” places of memory, the collection causes readers to reflect on how nations and local communities remember history and on how some voices and views are legitimated and others are minimized or erased.
Categories: Architecture

Public Memory and the Television Series Outlander

Public Memory and the Television Series Outlander

locations associated with (but not filmed in) Outlander? This will be explored in
the next chapter, which examines how public memory of the people, events, and
places in colonial America is created through Season 4. REFERENCES Aden ...

Author: Valerie Lynn Schrader

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793602756

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

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Using rhetorical criticism as a research method, Public Memory and the Television Series Outlander examines how public memory is created in the first four seasons of the popular television show Outlander. In this book, Valerie Lynn Schrader discusses the connections between documented history and the series, noting where Outlander's depiction of events aligns with documented history and where it does not, as well as how public memory is created through the use of music, language, directorial and performance choices, and mise-en-scéne elements like filming location, props, and costumes. Schrader also explores the impact that Outlander has had on Scottish tourism (known as the “Outlander effect”) and reflects on whether other filming locations or depicted locations may experience a similar effect as Outlander’s settings move from Scotland to other areas of the world. Furthermore, Schrader suggests that the creation of public memory through the television series encourages audiences to learn about history and reflect on current issues that are brought to light through that public memory.
Categories: Performing Arts

Pedagogies of Public Memory

Pedagogies of Public Memory

open up when we work to help students understand the talking that takes place at
museums, memorials, national parks, and other historic sites. TALkING THE
TALkAT SITES OF PUbLIC MEMORy Beyond serving as a useful framework for ...

Author: Jane Greer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317447511

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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Pedagogies of Public Memory explores opportunities for writing and rhetorical education at museums, archives, and memorials. Readers will follow students working and writing at well-known sites of international interest (e.g., the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum), at local sites (e.g., vernacular memorials in and around Muncie, Indiana and the Central Pennsylvania African American Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania), and in digital spaces (e.g., Florida State University’s Postcard Archive and The Women’s Archive Project at the University of Nebraska Omaha). From composing and delivering museum tours, to designing online memorials that challenge traditional practices of public grief, to producing and publishing a magazine containing the photographs and stories of individuals who lived through historic moments in the Freedom Struggle, to expanding and creating new public archives – the pedagogical projects described in this volume create richly textured learning opportunities for students at all levels – from first-year writers to graduate students. The students and faculty whose work is represented in this volume undertake to reposition the past in the present and to imagine possible new futures for themselves and their communities. By exploring the production of public memory, this volume raises important new questions about the intersection of rhetoric and remembrance.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sites of Public Memory Access

Sites of Public Memory   Access

Fill Layers as a Metaphor for the Striations of Uses and Densities Street and Path
Hierarchies : Public Rights - of -. URBAN DESIGN FRAMEWORK :
CONCEPTUAL DIAGRAM The existing morphological ground patterns of layers
of fill and ...

Author: Eric Roch Scavetta

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3446221

Category:

Page: 156

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US Public Memory Rhetoric and the National Mall

US Public Memory  Rhetoric  and the National Mall

“Because of their material form, modes of visibility, rarity, and seeming
permanence, places of public memory are positioned perpetually as the sites of
civic importance and their subject matters as the stories of the society.”12
Additionally ...

Author: Roger C. Aden

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498563215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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This book explores how prominent sites across the National Mall remember US history, both individually and in concert with other sites throughout the Mall. Collectively, these sites reveal how the nation remembers itself and convey key elements of its collective nature.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

American Public Memory and the Holocaust

American Public Memory and the Holocaust

LOCATIONS: PERFORMATIVE AND ORIENTING We have moved in this book
from the original sites of destruction and digital ... It directs audiences to reframe
public memory to see the possibilities of love and life in places rife with death.

Author: Lisa A. Costello

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793600165

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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The recent rise of global antisemitism, Holocaust denial, and American white nationalism has created a dangerous challenge to Holocaust public memory on an unprecedented scale. This book is a timely exploration of the ways in which next-generation Holocaust survivors combine old and new media to bring newer generations of audiences into active engagement with Holocaust histories. Readers have been socialized to expect memorialization artifacts about the Holocaust to come in the form of diaries, memoirs, photos, or documentaries in which gender is often absent or marginalized. This book shows a complex process of remembering the past that can positively shift our orientations toward others. Using gender, performance, and rhetoric as a frame, Lisa Costello questions public memory as gender neutral while showing how new forms of memorialization like digital archives, YouTube posts, hybrid memoirs, and small films build emotional connections that bring us closer to the past.
Categories: Social Science

Advertising and Public Memory

Advertising and Public Memory

This is the first scholarly collection to examine the social and cultural aspects on the worldwide interest in the faded remains of advertising signage (popularly known as ‘ghost signs’).

Author: Stefan Schutt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317389125

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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This is the first scholarly collection to examine the social and cultural aspects on the worldwide interest in the faded remains of advertising signage (popularly known as ‘ghost signs’). Contributors to this volume examine the complex relationships between the signs and those who commissioned them, painted them, viewed them and view them today. Topics covered include cultural memory, urban change, modernity and belonging, local history and place-making, the crowd-sourced use of online mobile and social media to document and share digital artefacts, ‘retro’ design and the resurgence in interest in the handmade. The book is international and interdisciplinary, combining academic analysis and critical input from practitioners and researchers in areas such as cultural studies, destination marketing, heritage advertising, design, social history and commercial archaeology.
Categories: Social Science

Born in the U S A

Born in the U S A

The essays in this volume suggest that the way Americans have celebrated famous births reflects evolving expectations of citizenship as well as a willingness to edit the past when those hopes go unfulfilled.

Author: Seth C. Bruggeman

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558499386

Category: History

Page: 283

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The essays in this volume suggest that the way Americans have celebrated famous births reflects evolving expectations of citizenship as well as a willingness to edit the past when those hopes go unfulfilled.
Categories: History

Settling and Unsettling Memories

Settling and Unsettling Memories

Settling and Unsettling Memories analyses the ways in which Canadians over the past century have narrated the story of their past in books, films, works of art, commemorative ceremonies, and online.

Author: Nicole Neatby

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442699700

Category: History

Page: 588

View: 458

Settling and Unsettling Memories analyses the ways in which Canadians over the past century have narrated the story of their past in books, films, works of art, commemorative ceremonies, and online. This cohesive collection introduces readers to overarching themes of Canadian memory studies and brings them up-to-date on the latest advances in the field. With increasing debates surrounding how societies should publicly commemorate events and people, Settling and Unsettling Memories helps readers appreciate the challenges inherent in presenting the past. Prominent and emerging scholars explore the ways in which Canadian memory has been put into action across a variety of communities, regions, and time periods. Through high-quality essays touching on the central questions of historical consciousness and collective memory, this collection makes a significant contribution to a rapidly growing field.
Categories: History

Suburban Dreams

Suburban Dreams

Suburban Dreams: Imagining and Building the Good Life explores how the suburban imaginary, composed of the built environment and imaginative texts, functions as a resource for living out the "good life."

Author: Greg Dickinson

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817318635

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Suburban Dreams: Imagining and Building the Good Life explores how the suburban imaginary, composed of the built environment and imaginative texts, functions as a resource for living out the "good life."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Institutions of Public Memory

Institutions of Public Memory

At the end of a president ' s tenure , the public persona leaves the symbolic realm
of the nation ' s power , Washington ... of sites of the Annunciation in the Holy
Land , the French sociologist Maurice Halbwachs investigated places in
Palestine ...

Author: German Historical Institute (Washington, D.C.)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123845229

Category: Germany

Page: 134

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Categories: Germany

Rhetorics Haunting the National Mall

Rhetorics Haunting the National Mall

This book explores how ephemeral and displaced public memories continue to linger and circulate around the National Mall in Washington, DC. Chapters examine unrecognized historical events on the Mall, selective interpretations of the past ...

Author: Roger C. Aden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498563246

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

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This book explores how ephemeral and displaced public memories continue to linger and circulate around the National Mall in Washington, DC. Chapters examine unrecognized historical events on the Mall, selective interpretations of the past within the Mall’s sites, and places of public memory hiding in plain sight.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rebuilding the Britons

Rebuilding the Britons

to see the divergent views of public memory at the points where public and
political ( or , in Bhabha ' s terms , the pedagogical ... To do this , Werbner
suggests we trace the social memories of the post - colony through the stages of
a group ' s ...

Author: Christopher R. Bowles

Publisher: British Archaeological Association

ISBN: UOM:39015075629736

Category: Archaeology, Medieval

Page: 184

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This study seeks to examine how late antique culture in the Bristol Channel region changed so dramatically in the two centuries following the collapse of Roman authority. It draws on post-colonial theory to examine local social and cultural responses, and substitutes the idea of cultural hybridisation for the received notion of monolithic cultural identities such as British, Celtic or Anglo-Saxon. Discussion centres on architecture (with the sites of Congresbury and Cadbury Castles and Dinas Powys reappraised), ceramics, and personal artefacts such as brooches.
Categories: Archaeology, Medieval

The SAA Archaeological Record

The SAA Archaeological Record

MEMORY , CIVIC ENGAGEMENT , AND THE PUBLIC MEANING OF
ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE Paul A ... Public places , like county , state , and
national parks , can reach thousands , if not hundreds of thousands of people
every year .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000107437497

Category: America

Page:

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The magazine of the Society for American Archaeology.
Categories: America

Living with Indifference

Living with Indifference

t various places throughout this book I have indicated an indifferent H aspect in
the translation and enactment of lineages in contemporary practices and
institutions . I turn to one factor in such translation and enactment : public memory
.

Author: Charles E. Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069360736

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

View: 263

This elegantly argued book speaks to the positive value of diversity and a world that is open to human passion.
Categories: Philosophy

Cultural Memory Studies

Cultural Memory Studies

To this end , we might enlarge the life and texture of Holocaust memorials to
include : the times and places in which they were conceived ; their literal
construction amid historical and political realities ; their finished forms in public
spaces ; their ...

Author: Astrid Erll

Publisher: De Gruyter

ISBN: UOM:39015080884003

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 441

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This handbook represents the interdisciplinary and international field of "cultural memory studies" for the first time in one volume. Articles by renowned international scholars offer readers a unique overview of the key concepts of cultural memory studies. The handbook not only documents current research in an unprecedented way; it also serves as a forum for bringing together approaches from areas as varied as sociology, political sciences, history, theology, literary studies, media studies, philosophy, psychology, and neurosciences. "Cultural memory studies" - as defined in this handbook - came into being at the beginning of the 20th century, with the works of Maurice Halbwachs on mémoire collective. In the course of the last two decades this area of research has witnessed a veritable boom in various countries and disciplines. As a consequence, the study of the relation of "culture" and "memory" has diversified into a wide range of approaches. This handbook is based on a broad understanding of "cultural memory" as the interplay of present and past in sociocultural contexts. It presents concepts for the study of individual remembering in a social context, group and family memory, national memory, the various media of memory, and finally the host of emerging transnational lieux de mémoire such as 9/11.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Designer builder

Designer builder

The Vehicles of Memory Places become fundamental constituents of the city
when they are integrated into private and public memories . Retain artifacts of the
site ' s previous inhabitations . Make places for public display and celebration ,
and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006098033

Category: Architectural design

Page:

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Categories: Architectural design

The Power of Place

The Power of Place

As a historian and architect, Dolores Hayden proposes new perspectives on gender and race to broaden the practice of public art, enlarge urban preservation initiatives and redirect the writing of urban history.

Author: Dolores Hayden

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262581523

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

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As a historian and architect, Dolores Hayden proposes new perspectives on gender and race to broaden the practice of public art, enlarge urban preservation initiatives and redirect the writing of urban history.
Categories: Architecture

Monumental Conflicts

Monumental Conflicts

The volume is divided into three sections focusing on political evolution, negotiated memories of war, and national pride and covers international wars from Afghanistan to Vietnam and German deserter monuments to Vietnamese war tourism"--

Author: Derek R. Mallett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351346695

Category: Collective memory

Page: 236

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"Monumental Conflicts examines 20th century wars from the First World War to the First Gulf War, each chapter analyzing how public memory has evolved over time. The chapters raise fascinating questions about war and memory: Why are wars remembered as they are? What factors drive changes in public perception? What implications arise from remembering and commemorating a war or particular aspects of a war? What does public memory of a war say about us as a society? The volume is divided into three sections focusing on political evolution, negotiated memories of war, and national pride and covers international wars from Afghanistan to Vietnam and German deserter monuments to Vietnamese war tourism"--
Categories: Collective memory

Sculpture

Sculpture

... and should include places for public assemblage and public debate , as well
as private memory walks and personal retreats . ... 10 ) Boyer appeals for
contemporary cities where collective memory is the currency of vital , civic
exchange .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015040302484

Category: Installations (Art)

Page:

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Categories: Installations (Art)