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The Resource Pages from the past : history and memory in American magazines, Carolyn Kitch

Pages from the past : history and memory in American magazines, Carolyn Kitch

Label
Pages from the past : history and memory in American magazines
Title
Pages from the past
Title remainder
history and memory in American magazines
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Kitch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
American popular magazines play a role in our culture similar to that of public historians, Carolyn Kitch contends. Drawing on evidence from the pages of more than sixty magazines, including Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Black Enterprise, Ladies' Home Journal, and Reader's Digest, Kitch examines the role of journalism in creating collective memory and identity for Americans. Editorial perspectives, visual and narrative content, and the tangibility and keepsake qualities of magazines make them key repositories of American memory, Kitch argues. She discusses anniversary celebrations that assess the passage of time; the role of race in counter-memory; the lasting meaning of celebrities who are mourned in the media; cyclical representations of generational identity, from the Greatest Generation to Generation X; and anticipated memory in commemoration after crisis events such as those of September 11, 2001. Bringing a critically neglected form of journalism to the forefront, Kitch demonstrates that magazines play a special role in creating narratives of the past that reflect and inform who we are now
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kitch, Carolyn L
Dewey number
051
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4877
LC item number
.K58 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American periodicals
  • Journalism
  • History in mass media
  • Memory
Label
Pages from the past : history and memory in American magazines, Carolyn Kitch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How we lived : summing up the twentieth century -- A working-class hero is something to be: the lasting story of September 11th -- A news of feeling as well as fact : public mourning for the dead celebrity -- The voices of the past speak to us, calling us by name: counter-memory and living history in magazines for African Americans -- The celebrated tribe: generational memory and the reinterpretation of youth -- Once upon a time in America : nostalgia magazines and reader recollections -- Snapshots in a family album: anniversary celebrations of a shared past -- Epilogue: the present and future of media memory
Control code
58386547
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 256 pages
Isbn
9780807856499
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005005926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Pages from the past : history and memory in American magazines, Carolyn Kitch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How we lived : summing up the twentieth century -- A working-class hero is something to be: the lasting story of September 11th -- A news of feeling as well as fact : public mourning for the dead celebrity -- The voices of the past speak to us, calling us by name: counter-memory and living history in magazines for African Americans -- The celebrated tribe: generational memory and the reinterpretation of youth -- Once upon a time in America : nostalgia magazines and reader recollections -- Snapshots in a family album: anniversary celebrations of a shared past -- Epilogue: the present and future of media memory
Control code
58386547
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 256 pages
Isbn
9780807856499
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005005926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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