Remembering Changi: Public memory and the popular media

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Show simple item record Hamilton, Paula en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2010-05-28T09:58:06Z 2010-05-28T09:58:06Z 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008003820 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hamilton Paula 2009, 'Remembering Changi: Public memory and the popular media', University of Queensland, Media and Cultural Studies Centre, vol. 131, no. 131, pp. 136-146. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1329-878X en_US
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. en_US
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dc.publisher University of Queensland, Media and Cultural Studies Centre en_US
dc.title Remembering Changi: Public memory and the popular media en_US
dc.parent Media International Australia en_US
dc.journal.volume 131 en_US
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
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dc.for 210300 en_US
dc.personcode 870018 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Historical Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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dc.description.keywords memory, media en_US
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