Voices of Collective Remembering

Voices of Collective Remembering

by James V. Wertsch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521810507

ISBN-13: 9780521810500

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book draws on psychology, history, literary theory, semiotics, sociology, and political science to provide a comprehensive review of collective memory. It outlines a particular way that narratives produced by the modern state are consumed by individuals. These issues are examined with the help of examples from the transformation Russia has undergone as it

Overview

This book draws on psychology, history, literary theory, semiotics, sociology, and political science to provide a comprehensive review of collective memory. It outlines a particular way that narratives produced by the modern state are consumed by individuals. These issues are examined with the help of examples from the transformation Russia has undergone as it entered its post-Soviet era. This is a case study of how a modern state can lose control of collective memory and how memory can be regenerated in unique ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521810500
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. An encounter with collective memory; 2. Methodological preliminaries to the study of collective remembering; 3. Collective memory: a term in search of a meaning; 4. State production of official historical narratives; 5. Narrative dialogicality and narrative templates in the production of official collective memory; 6. The consumption of historical narratives; 7. Generational differences in collective remembering; Conclusion.

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