Mediatizing memory: History, affect and identity in who do you think you are?

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Kramer uses a cultural studies lens to analyse the role and public perception of the genealogy reality television program 'Who Do You Think You Are', and argues that this programme allows people to personalise hisotrical experiences through the emotional conneciton that is forged with the celebrity subject's journey.

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  • Mass Observation
  • genealogy
  • history
  • identity
  • mediated/mediatized memory
  • postmemory
  • prosthetic memory
  • reception
  • television

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  • Anne Marie Kramer

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