American Media and the Memory of World War II by Debra Ramsay

By Debra Ramsay

For 3 generations of usa citizens, international warfare II has been a touchstone for the certainty of clash and of America’s position in worldwide affairs. but when global conflict II assisted in shaping the conception of conflict for american citizens, American media in flip form the knowledge and reminiscence of worldwide conflict II. targeting key renowned movies, tv sequence, and electronic video games from the final twenty years, this publication explores the severe impression international warfare II keeps to exert on a iteration of american citizens born over thirty years after the clash ended. It explains how the conflict used to be configured within the media of the wartime new release and the way it got here to be repurposed via their progeny, the child Boomers. In doing so, it identifies the framework underpinning the mediation of worldwide struggle II reminiscence within the present generation’s media and develops a version that offers perception into the suggestions of illustration that form the yank point of view of battle quite often.

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Gerd Horten describes radio as the “primary medium” for a generation of Americans who “could not imagine their lives without their radio sets any more than later generations could imagine theirs without television” (2002, 2). Radio played a major role in generating that sense of national community so vital to the Roosevelt administration’s war strategy, to the extent that Horten describes it as a “centrifugal force” (3). Half of the entire population of America tuned in together to Roosevelt’s regular Fireside Chats (Schatz 2006, 148).

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