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Working paper

Mediascapes of Memory: Popular Discussions about History on Russian Social Media Sites

Makhov A.
The article explores ways of talking about history on different online media sites. Exploring people’s online talks about history I discovered a profound difference in ways of shaping the past in diverse media spaces: Users of Vkontakte, LiveJournal and Ekaterinburg online forum talk about history differently. However the ways of discussing history online are affected not only by the specifics of media (as it was discovered in previous scholarships on memory and media). It depends in a great degree on the social context of media on its level of publicity, established norms, embedment in people’s everyday life.