Public forgetting the rhetoric and politics of beginning again bradford vivian public forgetting offers readers a new conceptual approach analytical vocabulary and evaluative framework with which to recast forgetting in a more favorable light the book ably tackles more than two millennia of bias against forgetting. Public forgetting the rhetoric and politics of beginning again bradford vivian on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers forgetting is usually juxtaposed with memory as its opposite in a negative way it is seen as the loss of the ability to remember. Abraham lincolns rhetoric of moral and political forgetting in his signature wartime addresses the gettysburg address and the second inaugural resolve lingering questions raised by the examples of public forgetting previously analyzed in this book. Public forgetting th e rhetoric and politics of beginning again by bradford vivian university park th e pennsylvania state university press 2010 pp x 212 6000 cloth b radford vivians public forgetting th e rhetoric and politics of beginning again challenges both the hallowed position that memory enjoys in. Get this from a library public forgetting the rhetoric and politics of beginning again bradford vivian reconsiders the negative status attributed to forgetting in both academic and popular discussions of public memory demonstrates how a community may adopt idioms of forgetting in order to create new
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