Utilizing the Watts riots and the 1968 Chicago Democratic conference as examples, Jill Edy tells how collective stories of pasts emerge in public discourse and the way those stories form the illustration of latest occasions. Edy develops a framework that identifies how collective thoughts are negotiated within the information, the features of collective reminiscence narratives, how these tales impression and are encouraged by way of newer occasions, and whose pursuits they serve. In so doing she deals contributions to the literatures on collective reminiscence, media and politics, and theories of framing. She explores relationships between political leaders, newshounds, and electorate and explores how competing frameworks of reminiscence are synthesized or deserted according to altering energy relationships and present occasions.
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