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Public forgetting : the rhetoric and politics of beginning again

Author: Bradford Vivian
Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Reconsiders the negative status attributed to forgetting in both academic and popular discussions of public memory. Demonstrates how a community may adopt idioms of forgetting in order to create new and beneficial standards of public judgment concerning the lessons and responsibilities of its shared past"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradford Vivian
ISBN: 9780271036656 0271036656 0271036664 9780271036663
OCLC Number: 435917823
Awards: Winner of Book of the Year Award, Critical-Cultural Division, National Communication Association 2011
Description: x, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Forgetting in public life : an idiomatic history of the present --
The two rivers, past and present --
Forgetting without oblivion --
Public forgetting : alternate histories, new heuristics --
Hallowed ground, hollow memory : rhetorical form and commemorative politics on September 11, 2002 --
Historical forgetting : John W. Draper and the rhetorical dimensions of history --
Cultural forgetting : the "timeless now" of nomadic memories --
Moral and political forgetting : Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Bradford Vivian.

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