The Resource Public forgetting: : the rhetoric and politics of beginning again, Bradford Vivian, (ebook)

Public forgetting: : the rhetoric and politics of beginning again, Bradford Vivian, (ebook)

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Public forgetting: : the rhetoric and politics of beginning again
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Public forgetting:
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the rhetoric and politics of beginning again
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Bradford Vivian
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eng
Summary
Forgetting is usually juxtaposed with memory as its opposite in a negative way: it is seen as the loss of the ability to remember, or, ironically, as the inevitable process of distortion or dissolution that accompanies attempts to commemorate the past. The civic emphasis on the crucial importance of preserving lessons from the past to prevent us from repeating mistakes that led to violence and injustice, invoked most poignantly in the call of "Never again" from Holocaust survivors, tends to promote a view of forgetting as verging on sin or irresponsibility. In this book, Bradford Vivian hopes to put a much more positive spin on forgetting by elucidating its constitutive role in the formation and transformation of public memory. Using examples ranging from classical rhetoric to contemporary crises like 9/11, Public Forgetting demonstrates how, contrary to conventional wisdom, communities may adopt idioms of forgetting in order to create new and beneficial standards of public judgment concerning the lessons and responsibilities of their shared past
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Vivian, Bradford
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153.1/25
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Memory
  • History
  • Collective memory
  • Rhetoric
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Public forgetting: : the rhetoric and politics of beginning again, Bradford Vivian, (ebook)
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9780271075006
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MWT11645652
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Public forgetting: : the rhetoric and politics of beginning again, Bradford Vivian, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271075006
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11645652
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11645652
System control number
MWT11645652
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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