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The Resource Trapped in the present tense : meditations on American memory, Colette Brooks

Trapped in the present tense : meditations on American memory, Colette Brooks

Label
Trapped in the present tense : meditations on American memory
Title
Trapped in the present tense
Title remainder
meditations on American memory
Statement of responsibility
Colette Brooks
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In a culture trapped in the present tense, how can we keep the past from disappearing? When we lose sight of the past, our ability to understand ourselves on both a national and personal level is inhibited. While exploring the darker constants in modern American life - violence, militarization, rapid technological change, inability to be truly attentive - and the disorientation these elements induce, Colette Brooks examines how the past disappears in a culture that is so relentlessly present-tense and whether or not we have a personal responsibility to remember. As our past falls into oblivion, are we potentially losing the individual as well, dissolved into demographic data points? And what of the general threat of extinction (catastrophic or personal)? As Oblivion Approaches is a modest act of resistance against erasure, and an attempt at recuperation. Composing in interrelated sections that build on and circle back upon each other. Brooks encourages reflection, stirs memory, and addresses a crucial question: how did all this happen?"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, Colette
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • Memory
  • Collective memory
  • United States
  • Mémoire collective
  • États-Unis
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • Civilization
  • Collective memory
  • Memory
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
Label
Trapped in the present tense : meditations on American memory, Colette Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shooters -- Soldiers -- Secrets -- Statistics -- Snapshots
Control code
1253442305
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781640093324
Lccn
2020053899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 651
Other control number
40031033380
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1253442305
Label
Trapped in the present tense : meditations on American memory, Colette Brooks
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shooters -- Soldiers -- Secrets -- Statistics -- Snapshots
Control code
1253442305
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781640093324
Lccn
2020053899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 651
Other control number
40031033380
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1253442305

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