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Social Movements, Cultural Memory and Digital Media

Mobilising Mediated Remembrance

  • Samuel Merrill
  • Emily Keightley
  • Priska Daphi

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Samuel Merrill, Emily Keightley, Priska Daphi
    Pages 1-30
  3. Claims

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Abigail De Kosnik, Clement Hil Goldberg, Julia Havard, Paige Morgan Johnson
      Pages 33-57
    3. Ned Richardson-Little, Samuel Merrill
      Pages 59-84
  4. Circulations

  5. Curations

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-298

About this book


This collected volume is the first to study the interface between contemporary social movements, cultural memory and digital media. Establishing the digital memory work practices of social movements as an important area of research, it reveals how activists use digital media to lay claim to, circulate and curate cultural memories. Interdisciplinary in scope, its contributors address mobilizations of mediated remembrance in the USA, Germany, Sweden, Italy, India, Argentina, the UK and Russia.


social movements cultural memory digital media protest dynamics identity digital memory work digital methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel Merrill
    • 1
  • Emily Keightley
    • 2
  • Priska Daphi
    • 3
  1. 1.Umeå UniversityUmeåSweden
  2. 2.Loughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK
  3. 3.Bielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany

About the editors

Samuel Merrill is a Research Fellow at Umeå University’s Digital Social Research Centre in Sweden. His research interests concern social movements, cultural memory and digital media. He is author of Networked Remembrance: Excavating Buried Memories in the Railways Beneath London and Berlin (2017). 

Emily Keightley is Professor of Media and Memory Studies at the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture at Loughborough University, UK, and editor of the journal Media, Culture & Society. Her research focuses on memory, time and its mediation in everyday life. 

Priska Daphi is Professor of Conflict Sociology at Bielefeld University, Germany, and co-editor of the journal Social Movement Studies. She is author of Becoming a Movement: Identity, Narrative and Memory in the European Global Justice Movement (2017).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Social Movements, Cultural Memory and Digital Media
  • Book Subtitle Mobilising Mediated Remembrance
  • Editors Samuel Merrill
    Emily Keightley
    Priska Daphi
  • Series Title Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-32826-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-32829-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-32827-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 298
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Digital/New Media
    Memory Studies
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“Social Movements, Cultural Memory and Digital Media provides an important foundation for future interdisciplinary research of memory and media in movement. It will be of great value to experienced and junior scholars. Despite its sometimes heavy use of jargon, it may even inform students and activists.” (Yifat Gutman, Mobilization, December, 2020)