Review of the Book “Historical Memory in Social Media” by Sophia Tikhonova, Denis Artamonov
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Social Media Historical Memory History Hacking Digital Subject Fake Meme Complex of Memes Memorial War Myth Gamification of History

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Dydrov, A. (2021). Review of the Book “Historical Memory in Social Media” by Sophia Tikhonova, Denis Artamonov. Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies, 3(4), 239-247.


The subject of review is the book “Historical Memory in Social Media” by Sofya Tikhonova and Denis Artamonov. In the book, the authors focus on the design and specification of the production of images of the past on the Internet and the gaming industry, referring to various materials, from text “fake” messages and memes to computer games. Research is not limited to the description of empirical data. The supporting structure of the research is the author's concept of digital history and digital philosophy of history. Research optics is aimed at determining the status of the digital subject of history, which seems to be an acute anthropological and socio-philosophical problem. The book discusses the issues of modification of the politics of memory, the production of “fakes”, the connotation of historical events, the trend of miniaturization of history and the crisis of great narratives. Considerable attention is paid to the everyday everyday practices of information production, woven into the context of “history making”. The review pays attention to all the main structural parts of the book and reproduces the logical sequence of the key ideas of the text. With references to the original author's text, the reviewer also gives his own interpretations of the conceptual and terminological innovations of the book, and also focuses on some controversial aspects of the research.
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