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Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture,9780415811408
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Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780415811408

ISBN10:
0415811406
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/4/2013
Publisher(s):
Routledge
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Summary

This volumepursues a new line of research in cultural memory studies by understanding memory as a performative act in art and popular culture. The authors take their cue from the observation that art and popular culture enact memory and generate processes of memory. They domemory, and in this doing of memory new questions about the cultural dimensions of memory arise: How do art objects and artistic practices perform the past in the present? What is their relationship to the archive? Does the past speak in the performed past (or do we speak to it)? To what purpose do objects "recall"? And for whom do they recollect? Here authors combine a methodological focus on memory as performance with a theoretical focus on art and popular culture as practices of remembrance. The essays in the book thus analyze what is at stake in the complex processes of remembering and forgetting, of recollecting and disremembering, of amnesia and anamnesis, that make up cultural memory.


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