Prosthetic Memory The Transformation of American Remembrance in the Age of Mass Culture
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Description: 'Prosthetic Memory' reveals the transformative effect that modern mass culture has had on our relationship with the past. Landsberg argues that technology allows us to assimilate as deeply felt personal experiences historical events through which we did not live & discusses the potential consequences.
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Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 4/14/2004
Size: 6.14" wide x 8.98" long x 0.54" tall
Alison Landsberg is assistant professor of American cultural history at George Mason University. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.
|Introduction: Memory, Modernity, Mass Culture|
|The Prosthetic Imagination: Immigration Narratives and the "Melting Down" of Difference|
|Remembering Slavery: Childhood, Desire, and the Interpellative Power of the Past|
|America, the Holocaust, and the Mass Culture of Memory: The "Object" of Remembering|
|Epilogue: Toward a Radical Practice of Memory|