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News in Public Memory brings together a team of international experts to investigate the media-transmitted history of the twentieth century as it exists in the memories and minds of people living in diverse cultures across the globe. This book compares media-related childhood memories across three generations in nine countries. Results reveal that events of the past century are not only historical «facts» but have become substantial elements of a new global collective memory that has been integrated into generational identity worldwide. The global approach of this research encourages the idea that the world is an interconnected whole, but it also helps to advance a better understanding of the different perceptions of global and local news as they emerge from various cultural angles and geographical regions.
About the Author
The Editor: A former Professor of media studies in Germany, Ingrid Volkmer currently teaches at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She has been a Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University and is currently affiliated with the Amsterdam School of Communication Research in The Netherlands. Dr. Volkmer has published widely on issues of global media infrastructures and journalism. She is on the editorial board of the journal Global Media & Communication and Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia «Globalization» (2005).
Table of Contents
Contents: Ingrid Volkmer: Preface – Ingrid Volkmer: Introduction – Christina Slade: Australia – Theo Hug: Austria – Jan Jirák: Czech Republic – Gebhard Rusch/Ingrid Volkmer: Germany – Keval J. Kumar: India – Reiko Sekiguchi: Japan – Margarita Maass/Daniela Rivera/Andres Hofman: Mexico – Ruth Teer-Tomaselli: South Africa – Matthew D. Payne/Jill Dianne Swenson/Thomas W. Bohn: USA – Christina Slade: Perceptions and Memories of the Media Context – Keval J. Kumar/Theo Hug/Gebhard Rusch: Construction of Memory – Ruth Teer-Tomaselli: Memory and Markers: Collective Memory and Newsworthiness – Ingrid Volkmer: Globalization, Generational Entelechies and the Global Public Space.