Theorizing Social Memories

... or collective forgetting of particular events that could be of enormous relevance to the society and social theory, ... when it has at all engaged with social memory, primarily on social remembering in the form of handing down of ...

Theorizing Social Memories

Public debates over the last two decades about social memories, about how as societies we remember, make sense of, and even imagine and invent, our collective pasts suggest that grand narratives have been abandoned for numerous little stories that contest the unified visions of the past. But, while focusing on the diversity of social remembering, these fragmentary accounts have also revealed the fault-lines within the theoretical terrain of memory studies. This critical anthology seeks to bridge these rifts and breaks within the contemporary theoretical landscape by addressing the pressing issues of social differentiation and forgetting as also the relatively unexplored futuristic aspect of social memories. Arranged in four thematic sections which focus on the concepts, temporalities, functions and contexts of social memories, this book includes essays that range across disciplines and present a variety of theoretical approaches, from phenomenological sociology and systems theory to biography research and post-colonialism.

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Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Misztal, Barbara
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-07-01 - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

Through a synthesis of old and new theories of social remembering, this book provides the first comprehensive overview of the sociology of memory. This rapidly expanding field explores how representations of the past are generated, maintained and reproduced through texts, images, sites, rituals and experiences.
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Language: en
Pages: 372
Authors: Kipp Davis
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-22 - Publisher: BRILL

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Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: John P. Nielsen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-17 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Eric Eve
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-19 - Publisher: SPCK

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How Generations Remember
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Monika Palmberger
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-07 - Publisher: Springer

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