Remembering Changi: Public memory and the popular media

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Show simple item record Hamilton, PI 2010-05-28T09:58:06Z 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Media International Australia, 2009, 131 pp. 136 - 146
dc.identifier.issn 1329-878X
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Media arenas are increasingly the place where most of our negotiation over the meaning of the past is carried out. Indeed, many commentators argue that television plays a particularly central role in the shaping of social memory. This paper seeks to examine how the various forms of media are changing the relationship between personal (and often silent) memories and public ones by asking what happens when personal memories of experience, which are not passed on within families - or only in a limited way - finally become public. I argue here that television and the internet, as increasingly interdependent cultural forms, have an important role in mediating between the personal experience and the public memory of events, as well as between genders and generations. As a case study, I examine the audience response to the television series Changi, aired on the ABC in 2001, using comments posted on the Changi guestbook internet forum. From this example, I examine how technologies of popular culture - especially new digital media - interact to create new 'publics', thus both increasing democratisation and access for individuals and also encompassing much larger collectives than in former times.
dc.publisher University of Queensland, Media and Cultural Studies Centre
dc.title Remembering Changi: Public memory and the popular media
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Media International Australia
dc.journal.volume 131
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 136 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 146 en_US FASS.Social and Political Change Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2103 Historical Studies
dc.personcode 870018
dc.percentage 100 en_US Historical Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords memory, media en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Creative Practices and the Cultural Economy
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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