Theories of Social Remembering (Theorizing Society)

Theories of Social Remembering (Theorizing Society)


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*Why does collective reminiscence matter?
*How is social reminiscence generated, maintained and reproduced?
*How will we clarify alterations within the content material and function of collective memory?

Through a synthesis of previous and new theories of social remembering, this e-book offers the 1st entire evaluation of the sociology of reminiscence. This speedily increasing box explores how representations of the earlier are generated, maintained and reproduced via texts, photos, websites, rituals and reviews. the most target of the publication is to teach to what quantity the research of reminiscence demanding situations sociological understandings of the formation of social identities and conflicts. It illustrates the recent prestige of reminiscence in modern societies via studying the advanced relationships among reminiscence and commemoration, reminiscence and identification, reminiscence and trauma, and reminiscence and justice.

The ebook involves six chapters, with the 1st 3 dedicated to conceptualising the method of remembering by means of interpreting memory's functionality, prestige and historical past, in addition to through finding the research of reminiscence in a broader box of social technology. the second one a part of the ebook without delay explores and discusses theories and experiences of social remembering. After a quick end, which argues that learn of collective reminiscence is a vital a part of any exam of up to date society, the word list deals a concise and recent evaluate of the improvement of suitable theoretical innovations. the result's a necessary textual content for undergraduate classes in social idea, the sociology of reminiscence and a much wider viewers in cultural stories, background and politics.

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