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The Resource Popular memories : commemoration, participatory culture, and democratic citizenship, Ekaterina V. Haskins

Popular memories : commemoration, participatory culture, and democratic citizenship, Ekaterina V. Haskins

Label
Popular memories : commemoration, participatory culture, and democratic citizenship
Title
Popular memories
Title remainder
commemoration, participatory culture, and democratic citizenship
Statement of responsibility
Ekaterina V. Haskins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the last three decades ordinary Americans launched numerous grassroots commemorations and official historical institutions became more open to popular participation. In this first book-length study of participatory memory practices, Ekaterina V. Haskins critically examines this trend by asking how and with what consequences participatory forms of commemoration have reshaped the rhetoric of democratic citizenship. Approaching commemorations as both representations of civic identity and politically consequential sites of stranger interaction, Popular Memories investigates four distinct examples of participatory commemoration: the United States Postal Service's "Celebrate the Century" stamp and education program, the September 11 Digital Archive, the first post-Katrina Carnival in New Orleans, and a traveling memorial to the human cost of the Iraq War. Despite differences in sponsorship, genre, historical scope, and political purpose, all of these commemorations relied on voluntary participation of ordinary citizens in selecting, producing, or performing interpretations of distant or recent historical events. These collectively produced interpretations--or popular memories--in turn prompted interactions between people, inviting them to celebrate, to mourn, or to bear witness. The book's comparison of the four case studies suggests that popular memories make for stronger or weaker sites of civic engagement depending on whether or not they allow for public affirmation of the individual citizen's contribution and for experiencing alternative identities and perspectives. By systematically accounting for grassroots memory practices, consumerism, tourism, and rituals of popular identity, Haskins's study enriches our understanding of contemporary memory culture and citizenship
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
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Haskins, Ekaterina V.
Dewey number
909
Index
index present
LC call number
E175.9
LC item number
.H38 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in Rhetoric/Communication
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  • Public history
  • Collective memory
  • History in popular culture
  • Memory
  • HISTORY
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Collective memory
  • History in popular culture
  • Memory
  • Public history
  • United States
Label
Popular memories : commemoration, participatory culture, and democratic citizenship, Ekaterina V. Haskins
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Put your stamp on history": celebrating consumer democracy -- The September 11 Digital Archive: archival memory and popular participation -- Carnival after Katrina: popular festivity in a time of crisis -- Eyes wide open: reflecting on patriotism and the cost of war -- Toward a participatory memory culture
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904755009
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781611174953
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctv6vrhqr
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904755009
Label
Popular memories : commemoration, participatory culture, and democratic citizenship, Ekaterina V. Haskins
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Put your stamp on history": celebrating consumer democracy -- The September 11 Digital Archive: archival memory and popular participation -- Carnival after Katrina: popular festivity in a time of crisis -- Eyes wide open: reflecting on patriotism and the cost of war -- Toward a participatory memory culture
Control code
904755009
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611174953
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vrhqr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904755009

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