Media Archaeologies, Micro-Archives and Storytelling: Re-presencing the Past

51j2lcQUDLL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author Martin Pogacar
Isbn 9781137525796
File size 3MB
Year 2016
Pages 233
Language English
File format PDF
Category Politics and Sociology

Book Description:

This book argues that today we live in the culture of the past that delimits our world and configures our potentialities. It explores how the past invades our presents and investigates the affective uses of the past in the increasingly elusive present. Remembering and forgetting are part of everyday life, popular culture, politics, ideologies and mythologies. In the time of the ubiquitous digital media, the ways individuals and collectivities re-presence their pasts and how they think about the present and the future have undergone significant changes. The book focuses on affective micro-archives of the memories of the socialist Yugoslavia and investigates their construction as part of the media archaeological practices. The author further argues that these affective practices present a way to reassemble the historical and relegitimize individual biographies which disintegrated along with the country in 1991.

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