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Media Archaeologies, Micro-Archives, Representing, Memory Studies, Data
The development of participatory culture on the internet over the last 15 years has challenged conceptualizations of many social phenomena, including society’s work with the past. Acknowledging efforts by José van Dijck, Andrew Hoskins, and others to accommodate the conceptual architecture of shared remembering to the Web 2.0 reality, the field of memory studies still remains undertheorized. Media Archaeologies, Micro-Archives and Storytelling: Re-Presencing the Past by Martin Pogačar intends to fill the conceptual void by exploring grassroots memory practices on the internet. Along with exploring digital memory, the book focuses on how online remembrance activities redefine or, in Pogačar’s words, represence the Yugoslav past.