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Popular Knowledge Of The Past In Discussions On A City Online Forum


  • Alexander S. Makhov

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)


The article presents a study about discussions of the past on an online urban forum. This research addresses the question as to what kinds of knowledge about the past function in discussions on an online forum. To answer this question one needs to solve a number of concerns. First, we must understand what kind of source is provided by the chosen object, and how we should define the communication that takes place there, and how it influences the contents of statements on the past made by users of the online forum. Second, in the main part of this paper, I will examine the contents and the characteristics of popular knowledge of the past.

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  • Alexander S. Makhov, 2014. "Popular Knowledge Of The Past In Discussions On A City Online Forum," HSE Working papers WP BRP 78/HUM/2014, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:78hum2014

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    Public Memory; Popular knowledge of the past; web-forum; online communication; Ekaterinburg;

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