Framing Public Memory
Kendall R. Phillips
University of Alabama Press, Apr 12, 2004 - History - 269 pages
A collection of essays by prominent scholars from many disciplines on the construction of public memories.
Stephen Browne's contribution studies the alternative to memory erasure, silence, and forgetting as posited by Hannah Arendt in her classic Eichmann in Jerusalem. Rosa Eberly writes about the Texas tower shootings of 1966, memories of which have been minimized by local officials. Charles Morris examines public reactions to Larry Kramer's declaration that
Whether addressing the transitory and mutable nature of collective memories over time or the ways various groups maintain, engender, or resist those memories, this work constitutes a major contribution to our understanding of how public memory has been and might continue to be framed.
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PART I THE MEMORY OF PUBLICS
PART II THE PUBLICNESS OF MEMORY