Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

The Media of Testimony

Remembering the East German Stasi in the Berlin Republic

Authors: Jones, S.

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The Media of Testimony explores testimony relating to the Stasi in different cultural forms: autobiographical writing, memorial museums and documentary film. Combining theoretical models from diverse disciplines, it presents a new approach to the study of testimony, memory and mediation.

About the authors

Sara Jones is Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her work focuses on the political, social and cultural processes of remembering state socialism in Germany and Central and Eastern Europe. She is the author of Complicity, Censorship and Criticism: Negotiating Space in the GDR Literary Sphere (2011).

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“Jones’ book skillfully combines approaches from memory studies, communication and media studies, and reception studies to give insight into the interaction between individual memories and the social, cultural and political spheres. … Jones’ study presents a significant contribution to the field. … an important and necessary contribution to the study of testimony and its (mass) mediation and remediation in memory culture.” (Susanne C. Knittel, H Soz Kult, hsozkult, geschichte.hu-berlin.de, March, 2016)

"The Media of Testimony combines original empirical analyses with the very latest memory studies scholarship. It is a fascinating and highly readable discussion of the way first-person narratives are mediated to produce a one-sided account of a still hotly-contested past, and its discussion of what constitutes 'authenticity' has implications extending well beyond its immediate context. An important book for anyone interested in how the past is reconstructed in the present." - Debbie Pinfold, University of Bristol, UK


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Remembering East Germany: Contested Heritage

    Jones, Sara

    Pages 1-22

  • The Media of Testimony

    Jones, Sara

    Pages 23-46

  • Literary Autobiography and the Stories That Can’t Be Told

    Jones, Sara

    Pages 47-69

  • Fragmented Auto/Biographies: Testifying with Many Voices

    Jones, Sara

    Pages 70-98

  • The Importance of ‘Being There’: Memorial Museums and Living the Past in the Present

    Jones, Sara

    Pages 99-125

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eBook $69.99
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Softcover $90.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-47320-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Media of Testimony
Book Subtitle
Remembering the East German Stasi in the Berlin Republic
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36404-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137364043
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36403-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47320-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 243
Topics