The Mnemonic Imagination: Remembering as Creative Practice (Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies)

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Summary: Exploring the creative dimensions of memory and remembering, Emily Keightley and Michael Pickering tackle some of the key questions facing the emergent field of memory studies, including the nature of the relationship between memory and experience and between individual and collective memory.

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The most crucial relationship examined is one which has previously been largely ignored: the relationship between memory and imagination. The book argues for the importance of bringing imagination into the purview of memory studies and introduces the key concept of the mnemonic imagination as a tool for demonstrating the mutual interaction of memory and imagination in our everyday practices and processes of making sense of experience. Showing how the mnemonic imagination works in various aspects of personal life and popular culture, the authors address diverse topics such as the commercial exploitation of nostalgia and the remembering of traumatic and painful pasts.

Dewey: Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, APA: Keightley, E.

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The mnemonic imagination : remembering as creative practice. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. But again, I was enjoying the narrative so I overlooked my initial criticisms, until the end. The authors make a telling and patronizing analysis of a bizarre and second hand anecdote regarding Black students in the United States.

Now, Keightley and Pickering do admit that a forced screening of a Hollywood movie that features non-Black individuals on a national holiday dedicated to the liberation struggles of Black individuals might have made the students feel alienated , The anecdote states that several of the students were asked to leave the screening due to laughter.

This logic is not only patronizing but ignorant of Black spectatorship.

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Now, the authors do not conduct an analysis on spectatorship nor one that would consider the viewing conditions that would produce a response they stick firmly to their discipline of sociology. They instead suggest that the students who engaged in laughter because the anecdote is so poorly presented we do not know if they were laughing at the film or at something else entirely as a failure to engage with memory and imagination.

I want to stick with this anecdote for a bit as I do not view laughter as a sign of failure to engage with painful material. Additionally, laughter connotes an active participation in the expansion of the content onscreen. Laughter can also signify a way of participating with images that may be difficult to engage with and instead presents the viewer an opportunity to participate without dismissing the images all together.

I want to stress here that the students were asked to leave the theater and did not walked out of the screening.

Laughter for Black spectators has long been a way of processing the cinematic image and has been used to mock difficult content onscreen, especially Slavery. The inclusion of this anecdote is hastily tacked on at the end and is given no detailed set-up. I argue that they wanted to make an example out of this event which apparently they are still pressed about nine years later.

The patronizing element is the follow-up explanation of how these students failed to see how engaging with this film would enlighten them to understand their own struggles for liberation.

In the years following its release, many film theorists have criticized this film for its formulaic representation of suffering and for its manipulative structuring of feeling with regards to the Holocaust. I want to be very clear here that I am not dismissing films about the Holocaust nor films on difficult painful subject matters but rather I am questioning the logic behind the inclusion and purpose that this anecdote was supposed to serve.

It serves a very telling point about what the authors think and prioritize some methods and histories dealing with memory over others. Jul 06, Brandi rated it it was amazing Shelves: memory-theory , phd-thesis. I want to steal this one from the library.

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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. The most crucial relationship examined is one which has previously been largely ignored: the relationship between memory and imagination.

The book argues for the importance of bringing imagination into the purview of memory studies and introduces the key concept of the mnemonic imagination as a tool for demonstrating the mutual interaction of memory and imagination in our everyday practices and processes of making sense of experience. Showing how the mnemonic imagination works in various aspects of personal life and popular culture, the authors address diverse topics such as the commercial exploitation of nostalgia and the remembering of traumatic and painful pasts.

Subject Memory.