Memory is theorised as constructive and unreliable, while television has been characterised as forgettable and guilty of undermining memory. In a recent series of oral history interviews I asked British women of different generations to tell me their memories of television in the period 1947 to 1989. This article presents some of their memories to demonstrate how, far from undermining memory, television is used a type of memory text for particular life stages.

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Keywords Television, Memory Work, Oral History, Women, Reception Studies
Publisher Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.18146/2213-0969.2013.jethc027
Journal VIEW Journal
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Note VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 2, No 3 (2013); 13-21
Citation
Collie, Hazel. (2013). "It's Just So Hard to Bring It to Mind": The Significance of ‘Wallpaper’ in the Gendering of Television Memory Work. VIEW Journal, 2(3), 13–21. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2013.jethc027