Troubled Pasts: News and the Collective Memory of Social Unrest

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A nation's collective memory does not simply exist. It is created. But what factors influence its form and content? And what roles do the news media play in fashioning our collective memory? Here Jill A. Edy observes the process of negotiating a meaning for the past as it unfolds in the news, exploring the ways that news practices, the relationships between actors who make the news, the expectations of news audiences, and the impact of current events affect the development of collective memories in a mass society.Using the ...

Troubled Pasts: News and the Collective Memory of Social Unrest 2006, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9781592134977

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Troubled Pasts: News and the Collective Memory of Social Unrest 2006, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9781592134960

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