History and Memory

History and Memory
Pages:
272
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Published:
March 15th 2008 by Manchester University Press
Goodreads Rating:
3.35
ISBN13:
9780719060786
ISBN10:
0719060788
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In recent years, "memory" has become a central and controversial concept in historical studies. It is a term that denotes a new and distinctive field of study and a fresh way of conceptualizing history as a more general field of inquiry. This book provides historians with an accessible and stimulating introduction to debates and theories about memory and approaches to the study of it in history and other disciplines. The book explores the relationships between the individual and the collective, between memory as survival and memory as reconstruction, between remembering as a subjective experience and as a social or cultural practice, and between memory and history as modes of retrospective knowledge.