Prosthetic memory : the transformation of American remembrance in the age of mass culture (eBook, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Prosthetic memory : the transformation of American remembrance in the age of mass culture

Author: Alison Landsberg
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2004]. ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prosthetic Memory argues that mass cultural forms such as cinema and television in fact contain the still-unrealized potential for a progressive politics based on empathy for the historical experiences of others. The technologies of mass culture make it possible for anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender, to share collective memories -- to assimilate as deeply felt personal experiences historical events  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Landsberg, Alison.
Prosthetic memory.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003068814
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Landsberg
ISBN: 0231129262 9780231129268 0231129270 9780231129275 023150313X 9780231503136
OCLC Number: 216947075
Description: 1 online resource (x, 215 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Memory, modernity, mass culture. --
Prosthetic memory. --
The prosthetic imagination: immigration narratives and the "melting down" of difference. --
Remembering slavery: childhood, desire, and the interpellative power of the past. --
America, the Holocaust, and the mass culture of memory: the "object" of remembering. --
Epilogue: Toward a radical practice of memory.
Responsibility: Alison Landsberg.

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Prosthetic Memory reveals the transformative effect that modern mass culture has had on our relationship to the past. The book argues that mass cultural forms such as cinema and television in fact  Read more...

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