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American Media and the Memory of World War II.

By: Ramsay, Debra.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (228 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317617907.Subject(s): Collective memory -- United States | Mass media and public opinion -- United States | World War, 1939-1945 -- Mass media and the war | World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the warGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: American Media and the Memory of World War IIDDC classification: 302.230973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Objects on the Shelf and Long-Running Stories -- PART I -- 1 Notes on Approach: Memory and Generations -- 2 World War II as a Transmedia Structure -- PART II -- 3 Inspiring the World to Remember -- 4 It's Not War, It's HBO's World War II -- 5 Brutal Games -- Conclusion: Stories without End -- Index.
Summary: For three generations of Americans, World War II has been a touchstone for the understanding of conflict and of America's role in global affairs. But if World War II helped shape the perception of war for Americans, American media in turn shape the understanding and memory of World War II. Concentrating on key popular films, television series, and digital games from the last two decades, this book explores the critical influence World War II continues to exert on a generation of Americans born over thirty years after the conflict ended. It explains how the war was configured in the media of the wartime generation and how it came to be repurposed by their progeny, the Baby Boomers. In doing so, it identifies the framework underpinning the mediation of World War II memory in the current generation's media and develops a model that provides insight into the strategies of representation that shape the American perspective of war in general.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Objects on the Shelf and Long-Running Stories -- PART I -- 1 Notes on Approach: Memory and Generations -- 2 World War II as a Transmedia Structure -- PART II -- 3 Inspiring the World to Remember -- 4 It's Not War, It's HBO's World War II -- 5 Brutal Games -- Conclusion: Stories without End -- Index.

For three generations of Americans, World War II has been a touchstone for the understanding of conflict and of America's role in global affairs. But if World War II helped shape the perception of war for Americans, American media in turn shape the understanding and memory of World War II. Concentrating on key popular films, television series, and digital games from the last two decades, this book explores the critical influence World War II continues to exert on a generation of Americans born over thirty years after the conflict ended. It explains how the war was configured in the media of the wartime generation and how it came to be repurposed by their progeny, the Baby Boomers. In doing so, it identifies the framework underpinning the mediation of World War II memory in the current generation's media and develops a model that provides insight into the strategies of representation that shape the American perspective of war in general.

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<p>Debra Ramsay teaches and researches in film and media in the UK and is currently a researcher at the University of Glasgow, UK.</p>

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