On Media Memory - Editors’ Introduction

Motti Neiger, Oren Meyers, Eyal Zandberg

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The title of this volume, On Media Memory, echoes, of course, Maurice Halbwachs’ seminal work On Collective Memory (1992/1925, 1980/1950), but it also denotes the uniqueness of this volume: alongside the numerous works that are devoted to the systematic exploration of ‘collective memory’ and the increasing prevalence of this concept (or, at times catchphrase) in public discourse, this book brings ‘Media’ and ‘Mediation’ — both with capital Ms — to the forefront of the scholarly inquiry of collective recollecting. While memory researchers often look at media outlets in order to explore the field of collective memory, and media scholars increasingly investigate the role of collective memory in shaping the news, films, new-media contents and more, this book wishes to offer a comprehensive and integrative view of this theme. That is, this collection conceptualizes and probes Media Memory — not merely as a channel or process but rather as a phenomenon in itself.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn Media Memory
Subtitle of host publicationCollective Memory in a new Media Age
EditorsM. Neiger, O. Meyers, E. Zandberg
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK
StatePublished - 2011


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