Social Memory (New Perspectives on the Past) by James Fentress
Social Memory (New Perspectives on the Past)
Author: James Fentress
Book title: Social Memory (New Perspectives on the Past)
ISBN: 0631166181
ISBN13: 978-0631166184
Format: pdf, fb2, epub
Publisher: Blackwell Pub (April 1, 1992)
Language: English
Size pdf version: 1685 kb
Size epub version: 1351 kb
Rating: 4.1 ✪
Votes: 386
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Mythology & Folk Tales
We remember the past in a number of different ways, some of which we can barely describe. But we talk about the past in more specific social contexts, at home, at work, in the bar, reminiscing about past experience or narrating past events with specific groups of family friends and colleagues. How people talk about the past helps define their identity. In this book the perspective, the philosophy and the psychology of remembering and the ways in which events are narrated are used to help work out how remembering and talking define societies in circumstances as diverse as medieval France and Iceland and contemporary Brazil and South Wales.