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

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

by Martin Pogacar

Hardcover(1st ed. 2016)

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137525796
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 08/31/2016
Series: Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 233
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Martin Pogačar is a researcher at the Institute of Culture and Memory Studies, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia. His research focuses on the intersections of media and memory studies, post-socialist Yugoslavia and nostalgia, digital memorials, archives, and media archaeology. His recent publications include ‘Digital Afterlife: Ex-Yugoslav Pop Culture Icons and Social Media’, in Post-Yugoslav Constellations, Vlad Beronja and Stijn Vervaet (eds.), 2016; ‘Digital heritage: co-historicity and the multicultural heritage of former Yugoslavia’ (Two Homelands: migration studies 39(2), 2014).

Table of Contents

1.Introduction: Homo Memonautilus?.- 2.Memory, Media, Technology.- 3.Archaeology, Archiving, Post-socialist Affectivity.- 4.Museums and Memorials in Social Media.- 5.Popular Music Between the Groove and the Code.- 6.Memory in Audiovision.- 7.Conclusion: Unsee and Unforget

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