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Media Memory Practices and Community of Remembrance: Youth Radio DT64

  • Anne Kaun
  • Fredrik Stiernstedt
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)

Abstract

A recent essay in the German weekly Spiegel proclaimed the end of a distinct East German identity (Berg, 2013), the end of Ossi. However, online and offline sites for commemorating cultural artefacts from the former GDR are flourishing. One example is the still-growing Facebook page DT64 – Das Jugendradio der DDR dedicated to a former youth radio station that disappeared from the re-unified German media landscape already in the early 1990s. We consider the Facebook page not so much an example of persistent Ostalgia — that is, nostalgia for the East (Gallinat, 2006; Godeanu-Kenworthy, 2011), but an illustration of how media memories are performed in our digital age, entangling individual and collective memories. In that sense, we are interested in the kind of community of remembrance that is afforded by the Facebook page and the media practices it fosters.

Keywords

Social Networking Site Memory Work Digital Medium Radio Station Collective Memory 
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  • Fredrik Stiernstedt

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