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Global Memoryscapes, Global Memoryscapes, 081738569X, 0-8173-8569-X, 978-0-8173-8569-9, 9780817385699, , , Global Memoryscapes, 0817356762, 0-8173-5676-2, 978-0-8173-5676-7, 9780817356767,

Global Memoryscapes
Contesting Remembrance in a Transnational Age
Edited by Kendall R. Phillips and G. Mitchell Reyes

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2011. 216 pp.
17 Illustrations
978-0-8173-8569-9
Price:  $29.95 d
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2011. 216 pp.
17 Illustrations
978-0-8173-5676-7
Price:  $29.95 s

 
The transnational movement of people and ideas has led scholars throughout the humanities to reconsider many core concepts. Among them is the notion of public memory and how it changes when collective memories are no longer grounded within the confines of the traditional nation-state. An introduction by coeditors Kendall Phillips and Mitchell Reyes provides a context for examining the challenges of remembrance in a globalized world. In their essay they posit the idea of the “global memoryscape,” a sphere in which memories circulate among increasingly complex and diffused networks of remembrance.

The essays contained within the volume--by scholars from a wide range of disciplines including American studies, art history, political science, psychology, and sociology--each engage a particular instance of the practices of memory as they are complicated by globalization.

Subjects include the place of nostalgia in post-Yugoslavia Serbian national memory, Russian identity after the collapse of the Soviet Union, political remembrance in South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, the role of Chilean mass media in forging national identity following the arrest of Augusto Pinochet, American debates over memorializing Japanese internment camps, and how the debate over the Iraq war is framed by memories of opposition to the Vietnam War.


Kendall R. Phillips is Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. He is the author of Framing Public Memory, Projected Fears: Horror Films and American Culture and Testing Controversy: A Rhetoric of Educational Reform.
 
G. Mitchell Reyes is the author of articles and reviews that have appeared in Rhetoric Review, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Women’s Studies in Communication, and Southern Communication Journal.

“The empirically-grounded and theoretically-rich essays gathered in this collection emphasize the ways global debates over and encounters about memory may serve both as a viable alternative to and as a means of healing violence.”--Phaedra C. Pezzullo is an Associate Professor of Communication and Culture at Indiana University and the author of the award-winning Toxic Tourism: Rhetorics of Travel, Pollution, and Environmental Justice.

“This a quite timely topic, and the collection includes some excellent work that makes for compelling reading.”-- J. Macgregor Wise is a professor of communication studies at Arizona State University whose most recent book is Cultural Globalization: A User’s Guide

Global Memoryscapes enriches the scholarly resources available to fuel thinking critically, and perhaps differently, about public memory in an environment where the borders of nation-states are increasingly permeable.”
Rhetoric & Public Affairs

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