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Communicating Memory & History

Edited By Nicole Maurantonio and David W. Park

Communicating Memory & History takes as its mission the job of giving communication history its full due in the study of memory. Taking three keywords—communication, history, and memory—representing related, albeit at times hostile, fields of inquiry as its point of departure, this book asks how the interdisciplinary field of memory studies can be productively expanded through the work of communication historians. Across the chapters of this book, contributors employ methods ranging from textual analysis to reception studies to prompt larger questions about how the past can be alternately understood, contested, and circulated.

Communicating Memory & History is ideal for teaching, including case studies that elaborate different ways to approach issues in memory studies. While some foundational knowledge would be useful, it is possible to use the text without extensive knowledge of the literature. This book is of particular interest to professors, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students of communication and media studies, as well as scholars and students in cultural studies, history, and sociology—disciplines where one finds steady consideration of issues related to communication, communication history, and memory.

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Names: Maurantonio, Nicole, editor. | Park, David W., editor. Title: Communicating memory & history / edited by Nicole Maurantonio and David W. Park. Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2019. Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2018018357 | ISBN 978-1-4331-4556-8 (hardback: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-4555-1 (paperback: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-4557-5 (ebook pdf) | ISBN 978-1-4331-4558-2 (epub) ISBN 978-1-4331-4559-9 (mobi) Subjects: LCSH: Memory. | Communication—Research—History. Classification: LCC BF371 .C66 2019 | DDC 153.1/2—dc23 LC record available at DOI 10.3726/b14522

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