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    Hidden in plain sight: uncovering the secret history of brainwashing - a dialogue

    Christie, Ian and Pick, Daniel (2015) Hidden in plain sight: uncovering the secret history of brainwashing - a dialogue. In: Arbeit, M. and Christie, Ian (eds.) Where is History Today? New Ways of Representing the Past. Olomouc, Czech Republic: Palacký University Press, pp. 55-70. ISBN 9788024447605.

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    Book synopsis: History no longer belongs only to historians, but is woven into the fabric and discourse of daily life. This fresh and wide-ranging survey explores how new media and new historiographic approaches are dramatically expanding what we understand by "history" today. Controversy about the aims and limits of historical analysis has raged ever since the rise of postmodern history in the 1970s. But these debates have rarely affected the understanding of history in Central and Eastern Europe. This collection results from a pioneering collaboration between Czech and international scholars, based at Palacký University in Olomouc during 2013-2015, which focused on the uses and abuses of history, today, viewed from both Eastern and Western European perspectives. The volume confirms the crucial importance of audiovisual and mass media, from film to television and radio to comics, but does not exclude literary scholars and art historians who are also rethinking their methods, taking note of their new consumers. If history formerly appeared to be a one-way transmission of expertise, it is increasingly a dynamic engagement between researchers and audiences.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Daniel Pick
    Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2021 11:28
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:07


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