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Joanne, Gard-Hansen (2011) Media and Memory, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press

"The past is everywhere. All around us lie features which, like ourselves and our thoughts, have or less recognizable antecedents. Relics, histories, memories suffuse human experience [...]. Whether it is celebrated or rejected, attended to or ignored, the past is omnipresent (Lowenthal 1985:xv) Page 1

Our understanding of personal and public histories is structure through what Joese van Dijck has termed 'mediated memories' Page 7

The family photograph functions primarily as a record as visible evidence that this family exist Page 35

"With mass-marketing memories that " we consume" as imagined memories and are thus more easily forgettable that lived memories" Page 39

"Until the lions produce their own historians, the story of the hunt will glorify only the hunters (African proverb)" Page 50

"Since memory's is actually very important factor in struggle, if one controls peoples memory, one controls their dynamism. And one controls their experience, their knowledge of previous struggles. (Foucault 1977:22) Page 55

Has Hollywood stolen our history?


"The human memory system is remarkably efficient, but it is of course extremely fallible. That being so, it makes sens to take full advantage of memory aids to minimize the disruptions caused by such lapses (Baddely 1999:200) Page 60

"Yet digital culture brings with it a great paradox whereby it contributes as much to amnesia and collective forgetting as to remembering. "What of, ask Andreas Huyussen, to boom in memory were inevitably accompanied by a boom in forgetting?" Page 70

"Do digital and online media speed up or slow down our memory making? do they create amnesia or do they prevent us from forgetting? Are they simply used to market nostalgia and target nice audiences or do they offer new and alternative experiences of grassroots and popular past?" Page 70

The rise of vintage gatherings = yearning for the past - M Mcluan nostalgia, yarning for the past- sorrow

"[W]ithout cultural artifacts, civilization has no memory and no mechanism to learn from it successes an failures [..] " Page 70

"Now the issues is not so much a lack of media literacy but "curatorial" overload: too much information, too difficult to organize and retrieve" (can House and Churchill 2008:297) Page 74

"Mobil digital phone memories or memorabilia are wearable, shareable multimedia data records of events or communications [..]wich are deeply personal and yet instantly collective through being linked to a global memory scape of the world wide web (Reading 2009: 81-82)" page 139