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Public forgetting : the rhetoric and politics of beginning again / Bradford Vivian.

Author/Creator:
Vivian, Bradford.
Publication:
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2010.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 212 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Memory -- Social aspects.
History -- Philosophy.
Collective memory.
Rhetoric.
Summary:
"Reconsiders the negative status attributed to forgetting in both academic and popular discussions of public memory. Demonstrates how a community may adopt idioms of forgetting in order to create new and beneficial standards of public judgment concerning the lessons and responsibilities of its shared past"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction
Forgetting in public life : an idiomatic history of the present
The two rivers, past and present
Forgetting without oblivion
Public forgetting : alternate histories, new heuristics
Hallowed ground, hollow memory : rhetorical form and commemorative politics on September 11, 2002
Historical forgetting : John W. Draper and the rhetorical dimensions of history
Cultural forgetting : the "timeless now" of nomadic memories
Moral and political forgetting : Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780271036656 (alk. paper)
0271036656 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
435917823
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