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Pages from the Past By Carolyn Kitch

Pages from the Past by Carolyn Kitch

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The glossy pages of American memory.

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Pages from the Past: History and Memory in American Magazines by Carolyn Kitch

The glossy pages of American memory American popular magazines play a role in our culture similar to that of public historians, Carolyn Kitch contends. Drawing on evidence from the pages of more than sixty magazines, including Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Black Enterprise, Ladies' Home Journal, and Reader's Digest, Kitch examines the role of journalism in creating collective memory and identity for Americans. Editorial perspectives, visual and narrative content, and the tangibility and keepsake qualities of magazines make them key repositories of American memory, Kitch argues. She discusses anniversary celebrations that assess the passage of time; the role of race in counter-memory; the lasting meaning of celebrities who are mourned in the media; cyclical representations of generational identity, from the Greatest Generation to Generation X; and anticipated memory in commemoration after crisis events such as those of September 11, 2001. Bringing a critically neglected form of journalism to the forefront, Kitch demonstrates that magazines play a special role in creating narratives of the past that reflect and inform who we are now.

About Carolyn Kitch

Carolyn Kitch is associate professor of journalism at Temple University and author of The Girl on the Magazine Cover: The Origins of Visual Stereotypes in American Mass Media.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. How We Lived: Summing Up the Twentieth Century; Chapter 2. A Working-Class Hero Is Something to Be: The Lasting Story of September 11th; Chapter 3. A News of Feeling as well as Fact: Public Mourning for the Dead Celebrity; Chapter 4. The Voices of the Past Speak to Us, Calling Us by Name: Counter-Memory and Living History in Magazines for African Americans; Chapter 5. The Celebrated Tribe: Generational Memory and the Reinterpretation of Youth; Chapter 6. Once Upon a Time in America: Nostalgia Magazines and Reader Recollections; Chapter 7. Snapshots in a Family Album: Anniversary Celebrations of a Shared Past; Epilogue: The Present and Future of Media Memory.

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Pages from the Past: History and Memory in American Magazines by Carolyn Kitch
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The University of North Carolina Press
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