A Companion to Cultural Memory Studies

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This handbook represents the interdisciplinary and international field of “cultural memory studies” for the first time in one volume. Articles by renowned international scholars offer readers a unique overview of the key concepts of cultural memory studies. The handbook not only documents current research in an unprecedented way; it also serves as a forum for bringing together approaches from areas as varied as sociology, political sciences, history, theology, literary studies, media studies, philosophy, ...
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Overview

This handbook represents the interdisciplinary and international field of “cultural memory studies” for the first time in one volume. Articles by renowned international scholars offer readers a unique overview of the key concepts of cultural memory studies. The handbook not only documents current research in an unprecedented way; it also serves as a forum for bringing together approaches from areas as varied as sociology, political sciences, history, theology, literary studies, media studies, philosophy, psychology, and neurosciences.
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"All said, this handbook is highly recommended, providing as it does an illustrative overview of both the opportunities and difficulties inherent in such a multidisciplinary, internationally populated field."Daniel Mai in: KULT_online 22/2010 "Mit seiner internationalen Bilanz weist dieser Band auf jeden Fall nach, dass das kulturelle Gedächtnis eines jener "Konvergenzfelder" ist, auf dem der interdisziplinäre Austausch ebenso anregend wie weiterführend sein kann."Malte Thießen in: http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2009-1-061 "Die konzise und prägnant gehaltenen Beiträge des Handbuches spiegeln den aktuellen Forschungsstand, regen mit ihren Literaturhinweisen zur weiteren Beschäftigung und Auseinandersetzung mit Fragen der Forschung zum kulturellen Gedächtnis an. [...]Das kollektive Gedächtnis und seine Wirkungsweisen sind zu Recht ein bevorzugtes Arbeitsgebiet einer modernen Kulturwissenschaft, wie das vorliegende Handbuch trefflich zeigt."Till Kinzel in: Informationsmittel (IFB) 1-2/2008
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783110229981
  • Publisher: De Gruyter, Walter, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2010
  • Pages: 441
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Astrid Erll, University of Wuppertal, Germany; Ansgar Nünning,Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen;Sara B. Young, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
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Table of Contents

Cultural Memory Studies: An Introduction Astrid Erll 1

I Lieux de mémoire-Sites of Memory

Loci memoriae-Lieux de mémoire Pim Den Boer 19

Italian luoghi della memoria Mario Isnenghi 27

Mitteleuropa as a lieu de mémoire Jacques Le Rider 37

Sites of Memory in U.S.-American Histories and Cultures Udo J. Hebel 47

Sites of Memory and the Shadow of War Jay Winter 61

II Memory and Cultural History

Memory and the History of Mentalities Alon Confino 77

The Invention of Cultural Memory Dietrich Harth 85

Canon and Archive Aleida Assmann 97

Communicative and Cultural Memory Jan Assmann 109

Generation/Generationality, Generativity, and Memory Jürgen Reulecke 119

Cultural Memory: A European Perspective Vita Fortunati Elena Lamberti 127

III Social, Political, and Philosophical Memory Studies

Maurice Halbwachs's mémoire collective Jean-Christophe Marcel Laurent Mucchielli 141

From Collective Memory to the Sociology of Mnemonic Practices and Products Jeffrey K. Olick 151

Memory in Post-Authoritarian Societies Andreas Langenohl 163

Memory and Politics Erik Meyer 173

Social Forgetting; A Systems-Theory Approach Elena Esposito 181

Memory and Remembrance: A Constructivist Approach Siegfried J. Schmidt 191

Memory and Forgetting in Paul Ricæur's Theory of the Capable Self Maureen Junker-Kenny 203

IV Psychological Memory Studies

Psychology, Narrative, and Cultural Memory: Past and Present Jürgen Straub 215

Against the Concept of Cultural Trauma Wulf Kansteiner Harald Weilnböck 229

Experience and Memory: Imaginary Futures in the Past David Middleton Steven D. Brown 241

A Cognitive Taxonomy of Collective Memories David Manier William Hirst 253

Language and Memory: Social and Cognitive Processes Gerald Echterhoff 263

Cultural Memory and the Neurosciences Hans J. Markowitsch 275

Communicative Memory Harald Welzer 285

V Literature and Cultural Memory

Mnemonic and Intertextual Aspects of Literature Renate Lachmann 301

Cultural Memory and the Literary Canon Herbert Grabes 311

Life-Writing, Cultural Memory, and Literary Studies Max Saunders 321

The Literary Representation of Memory Birgit Neumann 333

The Dynamics of Remembrance: Texts between Monumentality and Morphing Ann Rigney 345

VI Media and Cultural Memory

The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials in History James E. Young 357

The Photograph as Externalization and Trace Jens Ruchatz 367

Journalism's Memory Work Barbie Zelizer 379

Literature, Film, and the Mediality of Cultural Memory Astrid Erll 389

Memory and Media Cultures Martin Zierold 399

Index of Names 409

Index of Terms 423

Notes on Contributors 427

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