Notes: “The Public Sphere”

Jürgen Habermas, “The Public Sphere: An Encyclopedia Article,” New German Critique No. 3 (Autumn 1974), pp. 49-55

Summary

Discussion of the idea of the public sphere and what it is.

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Note: Speaking for the Enslaved p 21 – 48

Antoinette T. Jackson, Speaking for the Enslaved: Heritage Interpretation at Antebellum Plantation Sites (Left Coast Press, 2012), 21-48.

Summary

The section of this book that i read deals with various definition of heritage, cultural heritage management, etc. It references Trouillot and cultural heritage inventories.

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Notes: “Feasting on Lowell”

Cathy Stanton, “Feasting on Lowell: Authority and Accommodation in Lowell’s New Cultural Economy,” in The Lowell Experiment: Public History in a Postindustrial City (University of Massachusetts Press, 2006), 185-228.

Summary

Stanton discusses the issues how various cultural identities, including ethnicity and outsider status, play into the issues surrounding a public history event in Lowell Mass. The event eventually became “polite, safe, predictable”.1

Notes

  1. Stanton, 186.

Notes: Southern Comfort Levels: Race, Heritage Tourism and the Civil War

“Southern Comfort Levels: Race, Heritage Tourism and the Civil War in Richmond,” Marie Tyler – McGraw in Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory, ed. James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton (The New Press, 2006), 151-168.

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Summary

Deals with issues of race and memory in Richmond, VA specifically over various commemorative activities and public history events.

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Notes: Beyond Preservation

Hurley, Andrew. Beyond Preservation: Using Public History to Revitalize Inner Cities (Temple University Press, 2010)

Summary

Book read for Hist 7040 during fall 2017. Discussion of how preservation has been approached in urban environments. Brief discussion about the origins of the preservation movement. Discussions of shared authority and the “usable”past.

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