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Collective and Collected Memory: Photography as Family History Reclamation in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia

Victoria Vasileva

Abstract


The paper compares social functions and perspectives of family memory in the era of traditional media and that of user generated content through Web 2.0. Family photograph as a component of family history reconstructing projects made in the conditions of completely different communication technologies is in the focus of the paper. Project of Nikolai Schapov (1881-1960), amateur photographer and family historian, is put into comparison with the practices of users of the family social network FamilySpace.ru.

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family photographs; family history reconstruction; images collecting and sharing; memory; communication technologies; Internet; Russia.

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ISSN Print 2499-9288
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