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Social Movements, Cultural Memory and Digital Media

Mobilising Mediated Remembrance

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Examines the interface between contemporary social movements, cultural memory, and digital media

  • Highlights how activists use digital media to lay claim to, circulate, and curate cultural memories

  • Utilises case studies from across the globe to exhibit how social movements use digital media to mobilize the past

Part of the book series: Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies (PMMS)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction: The Digital Memory Work Practices of Social Movements

    • Samuel Merrill, Emily Keightley, Priska Daphi
    Pages 1-30
  3. Claims

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-31
    2. Trans Memory as Transmedia Activism

      • Abigail De Kosnik, Clement Hil Goldberg, Julia Havard, Paige Morgan Johnson
      Pages 33-57
    3. Who Is the Volk? PEGIDA and the Contested Memory of 1989 on Social Media

      • Ned Richardson-Little, Samuel Merrill
      Pages 59-84
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 289-298

About this book

This collected volume is the first to study the interface between contemporary social movements, cultural memory and digital media. Establishing the digital memory work practices of social movements as an important area of research, it reveals how activists use digital media to lay claim to, circulate and curate cultural memories. Interdisciplinary in scope, its contributors address mobilizations of mediated remembrance in the USA, Germany, Sweden, Italy, India, Argentina, the UK and Russia.

Keywords

  • social movements
  • cultural memory
  • digital media
  • protest dynamics
  • identity
  • digital memory work
  • digital methods

Reviews

“Social Movements, Cultural Memory and Digital Media provides an important foundation for future interdisciplinary research of memory and media in movement. It will be of great value to experienced and junior scholars. Despite its sometimes heavy use of jargon, it may even inform students and activists.” (Yifat Gutman, Mobilization, December, 2020)

“Weaving together diverse disciplinary perspectives, this edited volume offers an insightful exploration of the relationship between activism and digital memory. It brings together scholars from memory studies, digital media research and social movement studies to investigate practices of digital curation, circulation and claiming of memories by social and political movements. The picture that emerges is nuanced and compelling. It is also firmly grounded in empirical case studies from all over the world, from the virtual Escrache in Argentina to American transgender communities to the Navalny campaign in Russia. This is an indispensable volume for scholars interested in digital memory and social movements.” (Dr Anastasia Kavada, Reader in Media and Politics, School of Media and Communication, University of Westminster, UK)

“While social movements are certainly innovative, they are also deeply rooted in traditions of contention that are embedded in the memories of past struggles. Mnemonic practices involve complex mechanisms that work offline, but also online. Covering a broad range of cases in various parts of the world and bridging studies on memory and digital media, this very interesting collection helps us understand the forms and meaning of protest.” (Donatella della Porta, Professor of Political Science, Scuola Normale Superiore Florence, Italy)

“This excellent collection offers cutting-edge insights within a unified perspective. It will become required reading for everyone interested in memory and activism in the digital age.” (Ann Rigney, Professor of Comparative Literature, Utrecht University, The Netherlands)


Editors and Affiliations

  • Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

    Samuel Merrill

  • Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

    Emily Keightley

  • Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

    Priska Daphi

About the editors

Samuel Merrill is a Research Fellow at Umeå University’s Digital Social Research Centre in Sweden. His research interests concern social movements, cultural memory and digital media. He is author of Networked Remembrance: Excavating Buried Memories in the Railways Beneath London and Berlin (2017). 

Emily Keightley is Professor of Media and Memory Studies at the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture at Loughborough University, UK, and editor of the journal Media, Culture & Society. Her research focuses on memory, time and its mediation in everyday life. 

Priska Daphi is Professor of Conflict Sociology at Bielefeld University, Germany, and co-editor of the journal Social Movement Studies. She is author of Becoming a Movement: Identity, Narrative and Memory in the European Global Justice Movement (2017).


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Social Movements, Cultural Memory and Digital Media

  • Book Subtitle: Mobilising Mediated Remembrance

  • Editors: Samuel Merrill, Emily Keightley, Priska Daphi

  • Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32827-6

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-32826-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-32829-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-32827-6

  • Series ISSN: 2634-6257

  • Series E-ISSN: 2634-6265

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 298

  • Number of Illustrations: 14 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Digital and New Media, Memory Studies

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-32827-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)