Public Memory, Public Media and the Politics of Justice

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Philip Lee, P. Thomas
Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 13, 2012 - Social Science - 220 pages
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Exposing how memory is constructed and mediated in different societies, this collection explores particular contexts to identify links between the politics of memory, media representations and the politics of justice, questioning what we think we know and understand about recent history.

 

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Contents

Public Media and the Right to Memory Towards an Encounter with Justice
1
Between Public Amnesia and Public Memory
23
How Films Photos and Television Buttress Memory
41
Remembering and Forgetting
65
The South African Transition
80
The Politics of Commemorating the Tutsi Genocide in Rwanda
98
An Unsettled Right to Memory
121
From Recalling a Silenced Past to the Political Use of Public Memory
141
8 Media Memories in Bosnia and Herzegovina
163
Preserving the Public Memory
184
Endnote
200
Index
208
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AURÉLIE CAMPANA Associate Professor in political science at Laval University, Québec, Canada HOPETON DUNN Professor of Communications Policy and Digital Media at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica KARMEN ERJAVEC Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia CLAUDIA FELD Researcher at the CONICET (Argentina) and a Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires and at the National University of General Sarmiento, Argentina CEES J. HAMELINK Professor of Human Rights and Public Health at the Athena Institute at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands RACHEL IBRECK Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Limerick, Ireland JOSEPH NEVINS Teacher of Geography at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA ANNA READING Professor of Communication at the University of Western Sydney, Australia GERMÁN VARGAS Lawyer specializing in Human Rights and working at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru CHARLES VILLA-VICENCIO Fellow and Emeritus Professor of the University of Cape Town, South Africa ZALA VOL?I? Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Queensland, Australia

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