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Fixing the floating gap: The online encyclopaedia Wikipedia as a global memory place
Abstract The article proposes to interpret the web-The article proposes to interpret the web-based encyclopaedia Wikipedia as a global memory place. After presenting the core elements and basic characteristics of wikis and Wikipedia respectively, the article discusses four related issues of social memory studies: collective memory, communicative and cultural memory, `memory places' and the `floating gap'. In a third step, these theoretical premises are connected to the understanding of discourse as social cognition. Fourth, comparison is made between the potential of the World Wide Web as cyberspace for collective remembrance and the obstacles that stand in its way. On this basis, the article argues that Wikipedia presents a global memory place where memorable elements are negotiated. Its complex processes of discussion and article creation are a model of the discursive fabrication of memory. Thus, they can be viewed and analysed as the transition, the `floating gap' between communicative and collective frames of memory.unicative and collective frames of memory.
Abstractsub The article proposes to interpret the web-The article proposes to interpret the web-based encyclopaedia Wikipedia as a global memory place. After presenting the core elements and basic characteristics of wikis and Wikipedia respectively, the article discusses four related issues of social memory studies: collective memory, communicative and cultural memory, `memory places' and the `floating gap'. In a third step, these theoretical premises are connected to the understanding of discourse as social cognition. Fourth, comparison is made between the potential of the World Wide Web as cyberspace for collective remembrance and the obstacles that stand in its way. On this basis, the article argues that Wikipedia presents a global memory place where memorable elements are negotiated. Its complex processes of discussion and article creation are a model of the discursive fabrication of memory. Thus, they can be viewed and analysed as the transition, the `floating gap' between communicative and collective frames of memory.unicative and collective frames of memory.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1177/1750698008102055  +
Has author Christian Pentzold +
Has extra keyword Wikipedia +
Has keyword Collective memory + , Consensus and contestation + , Discourse + , World Wide Web +
Has paywall mirror http://mss.sagepub.com/content/2/2/255.abstract  +
Has reference Collaborative authoring on the web: a genre analysis of online encyclopedias + , Internet encyclopaedias go head to head + , The Wiki Way: Quick Collaboration on the Web + , Foucault@Wiki: first steps towards a conceptual framework for the analysis of Wiki discourses + , Talk Before You Type: Coordination in Wikipedia + , Building Semantic Webs for e-government with Wiki technology +
Has remote mirror http://www.medkom.tu-chemnitz.de/mk/downloads/Memory-Studies-Pentzold.pdf  +
Has webcitation mirror 68CjqJpPe  +
Issue 2  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 3  +
Number of references by publication 6  +
Pages 255-272  +
Published in Memory Studies +
Title Fixing the floating gap: The online encyclopaedia Wikipedia as a global memory place +
Type journal article  +
Volume 2  +
Year 2009 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 5 June 2012 23:09:22  +
Categories Publications without license parameter  + , Journal articles  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 5 June 2012 23:09:22  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. May 2009  +
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