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Crawfish BottomRecovering a Lost Kentucky Community$
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Douglas A. Boyd

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813134086

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813134086.001.0001

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Contesting Public Memory

Contesting Public Memory

(p.79) Chapter Three Contesting Public Memory
Crawfish Bottom

Douglas A. Boyd

W. Fitzhugh Brundage

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter looks at how dominant and subordinated memories interact in an oral history project and examines the dynamic between public and historical memory through multiple community symbols such as schools, churches as well as a variety of symbolic events such as flooding. Additionally, it examines the role of an activist interviewer in shaping the resulting narrative that emerges from the interview.

Keywords:   public memory, counter memory, schools, community, churches, nicknames, flooding

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