How Societies Remember / Edition 1

How Societies Remember / Edition 1

by Paul Connerton, Connerton Paul
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521270936

ISBN-13: 9780521270939

Pub. Date: 11/28/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Most studies of memory as a cultural faculty focus on written practices and how they are transmitted. This study concentrates on incorporated practices and provides an account of how these things are transmitted in and as traditions. The author argues that images and recollected knowledge of the past are conveyed and sustained by ritual performances, and that

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Overview

Most studies of memory as a cultural faculty focus on written practices and how they are transmitted. This study concentrates on incorporated practices and provides an account of how these things are transmitted in and as traditions. The author argues that images and recollected knowledge of the past are conveyed and sustained by ritual performances, and that performative memory is bodily. This is an essential aspect of social memory that until now has been badly neglected.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521270939
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1989
Series:
Themes in the Social Sciences Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
771,451
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Social memory; 2. Commemorative ceremonies; 3. Bodily practices; Notes; Index.

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