Remembering the Falklands War: subjectivity and identification

Maltby, Sarah (2016) Remembering the Falklands War: subjectivity and identification. International Journal of Communication, 10. pp. 642-659. ISSN 1932-8036

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Abstract

This paper explores the ways in which remembering is enacted, performed and contested with media and how this becomes intrinsically linked to issues of power, agency and identity. Drawing on ethnographic data collected with Falkland Islanders during the 30th Anniversary of the 1982 Falklands War I critically consider the context, motivation and agency involved in how and why Islanders remember through and with the media, and the potentially profound implications this may be having on their understanding, negotiation and performance of identity, that is (at times) at odds with their everyday existence. The result of the analysis raises critical questions about what societies remember, and want to be remembered for, the implications of which extend far beyond the Falklands.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: media, memory, identity, agency, Falkland Islands, war, remembrance, commemoration
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
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Depositing User: Sarah Maltby
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2016 12:52
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 08:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/59661

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