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Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials (Albma Rhetoric Cult & Soc Crit) Paperback – August 2, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0817356132 ISBN-10: 0817356134 Edition: 1st Edition

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  • Series: Albma Rhetoric Cult & Soc Crit
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: University Alabama Press; 1st Edition edition (August 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0817356134
  • ISBN-13: 978-0817356132
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #483,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“This is a very interesting and diverse set of essays in the field of public history, which focuses our attention on fascinating case studies that have not been widely examined before. That alone makes this collection of interest to a broad readership.” —Edward Linenthal, editor of Journal of American History

“A timely and welcome addition to the literature on memory studies, Places of Public Memory seeks to marry memory studies with the methodology of the rhetorician. This exceptional book should be widely read by cultural historians, rhetoricians, students of public memory, designers of museums and public displays.”—Journal of Popular Culture

About the Author

Greg Dickinson is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Colorado State University.


Carole Blair is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina.


Brian L. Ott is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Colorado Denver and author of The Small Screen: How Television Equips Us to Live in the Information Age.

More About the Author

BRIAN L. OTT (Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University) is Professor of rhetorical and media studies in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver. His chief research interest concerns how media texts equip people to live their everyday lives.

Brian's scholarship has appeared in journals such as Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Text and Performance Quarterly, The Journal of Popular Culture, Western Journal of Communication, and Women's Studies in Communication.

He is author of The Small Screen: How Television Equips Us to Live in the Information Age and Critical Media Studies: An Introduction (with Robert Mack), as well as a co-editor of It's Not TV: Watching HBO in the Post-Television Era, Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials, and The Routledge Reader in Rhetorical Criticism.

He is a former President of the Western States Communication Association and a former Editor of the Western Journal of Communication.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Travis L Williams on March 3, 2013
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This book really is instrumental in setting a groundwork and theoretical foundation for understanding memory and place. Particularly Michael Bowman's essay in this book along with the introduction by Dickinson, Ott, and Blair are the strongest of the bunch however the book is well worth the price. If you are purchasing this for a class, know the reading is accessible, and pay special attention to the introduction and observe their seamless writing style and outstanding organization of complex topics. I actually spoke with Dr. Blair last night and in her estimation much more scholarship can come out of writing about and studying places of public memory.
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