Social Memory

Social Memory

by James Fentress

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"... this interesting and lively book demonstrates the important social place of memory. It sustains the argument that transmission and diffusion of memories cannot simply be dismissed as ideological or untrue, but that we must enter into dialogue with memory, examine its arguments and test its various claims." The Australian Journal of Anthropology

"This is an accessible and attractive introduction to the study of the social production of historical memories. It deserves a prominent place on all reading-lists on 'anthropology and history.'" Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

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New Perspectives on the Past Series

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James Fentress studied philosophy at Princeton before taking a doctorate in anthropology at the University of Oxford. He now lives in Rome where he is completing a book on power, politics and violence in Western Sicily.

Chris Wickham is Reader in Early Medieval History at the University of Birmingham.

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