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Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Social Movements, Cultural Memory and Digital Media

Mobilising Mediated Remembrance

Editors: Merrill, Samuel, Keightley, Emily, Daphi, Priska (Eds.)

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  • Examines the interface between contemporary social movements, cultural memory, and digital media
  • Highlights how activists use digital media to lay claim to, circulate, and curate cultural memories
  • Utilises case studies from across the globe to exhibit how social movements use digital media to mobilize the past
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This collected volume is the first to study the interface between contemporary social movements, cultural memory and digital media. Establishing the digital memory work practices of social movements as an important area of research, it reveals how activists use digital media to lay claim to, circulate and curate cultural memories. Interdisciplinary in scope, its contributors address mobilizations of mediated remembrance in the USA, Germany, Sweden, Italy, India, Argentina, the UK and Russia.


About the authors

Samuel Merrill is a Research Fellow at Umeå University’s Digital Social Research Centre in Sweden. His research interests concern social movements, cultural memory and digital media. He is author of Networked Remembrance: Excavating Buried Memories in the Railways Beneath London and Berlin (2017). 

Emily Keightley is Professor of Media and Memory Studies at the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture at Loughborough University, UK, and editor of the journal Media, Culture & Society. Her research focuses on memory, time and its mediation in everyday life. 

Priska Daphi is Professor of Conflict Sociology at Bielefeld University, Germany, and co-editor of the journal Social Movement Studies. She is author of Becoming a Movement: Identity, Narrative and Memory in the European Global Justice Movement (2017).


Reviews

“Weaving together diverse disciplinary perspectives, this edited volume offers an insightful exploration of the relationship between activism and digital memory. It brings together scholars from memory studies, digital media research and social movement studies to investigate practices of digital curation, circulation and claiming of memories by social and political movements. The picture that emerges is nuanced and compelling. It is also firmly grounded in empirical case studies from all over the world, from the virtual Escrache in Argentina to American transgender communities to the Navalny campaign in Russia. This is an indispensable volume for scholars interested in digital memory and social movements.” (Dr Anastasia Kavada, Reader in Media and Politics, School of Media and Communication, University of Westminster, UK)

“While social movements are certainly innovative, they are also deeply rooted in traditions of contention that are embedded in the memories of past struggles. Mnemonic practices involve complex mechanisms that work offline, but also online. Covering a broad range of cases in various parts of the world and bridging studies on memory and digital media, this very interesting collection helps us understand the forms and meaning of protest.” (Donatella della Porta, Professor of Political Science, Scuola Normale Superiore Florence, Italy)

“This excellent collection offers cutting-edge insights within a unified perspective. It will become required reading for everyone interested in memory and activism in the digital age.” (Ann Rigney, Professor of Comparative Literature, Utrecht University, The Netherlands)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Digital Memory Work Practices of Social Movements

    Pages 1-30

    Merrill, Samuel (et al.)

  • Trans Memory as Transmedia Activism

    Pages 33-57

    De Kosnik, Abigail (et al.)

  • Who Is the Volk? PEGIDA and the Contested Memory of 1989 on Social Media

    Pages 59-84

    Richardson-Little, Ned (et al.)

  • Connective Memory Work on Justice for Mike Brown

    Pages 85-108

    Smit, Rik

  • Following The Woman with the Handbag: Mnemonic Context Collapse and the Anti-fascist Activist Appropriation of an Iconic Historical Photograph

    Pages 111-139

    Merrill, Samuel

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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Movements, Cultural Memory and Digital Media
Book Subtitle
Mobilising Mediated Remembrance
Editors
  • Samuel Merrill
  • Emily Keightley
  • Priska Daphi
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32827-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32827-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32826-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 298
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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