Memory, consumerism and media: Reflections on the emergence of the field

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This article situates the emergence of the field of memory studies in relation to several areas of study: cultural studies, media studies, communication and visual culture. It considers key concepts of those fields - memory practices, technologies of memory, mediation and consumerism - in relation to memory studies. Finally, it reflects on some cautionary aspects of memory studies as it moves forward as a field of study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-78
Number of pages6
JournalMemory Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008



  • Communication
  • Cultural memory
  • Modernity
  • Visual culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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