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Digital storytelling and performative memory: new approaches to the literary geography of the postcolonial city

Jordan, Spencer

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Dirk Göttsche
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Abstract

Drawing on the outcomes of a research project, this chapter argues that digital storytelling can play a fundamental role in the reconceptualization of the digitally-mediated geographies of the postcolonial city. The chapter argues that the interaction between walking and storytelling, incorporating aspects of augmented reality and ludic gameplay, can be considered a new form of performative mapping. In this way, the chapter shows how digital storytelling can make a significant and innovative contribution to the spatial representations of memory, and, through that, engage directly with a deeper need for ‘home’ and ‘belonging’.

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Jordan, S. (2018). Digital storytelling and performative memory: new approaches to the literary geography of the postcolonial city. In D. Göttsche (Ed.), Palgrave Handbook of Postcolonial and Memory StudiesPalgrave Macmillan

Acceptance Date Nov 1, 2017
Publication Date Nov 30, 2018
Deposit Date Dec 6, 2017
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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title Palgrave Handbook of Postcolonial and Memory Studies
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/48501
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