Memory in Culture
This is an introduction to one of the most exciting new interdisciplinary fields of research: cultural memory studies. Who was Maurice Halbwachs, and what are the 'social frameworks of memory'? What can Aby Warburg's work tell us about the 'memory of art'? How do Pierre Nora's lieux de mémoire connect history and memory? Where does the ancient art of memory meet the neurosciences? How do media shape our most personal memories? And can remembrance become globalized? Memory in Culture addresses these and many other questions about the socio-cultural dimensions of remembering, offering a unique overview of the history and theory of memory studies. With the concise presentation of key concepts from history, sociology, political sciences, anthropology, psychology, literary, art and media studies, it documents current international and interdisciplinary memory research in an unprecedented way.
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Introduction Why Memory?
The Invention of Cultural Memory A Short History of Memory Studies
The Disciplines of Memory Studies
Memory and Culture A Semiotic Model
Media and Memory
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Aby Warburg Aleida Assmann Andrew Hoskins approaches archive autobiographical memory canon cognitive collective identity collective memory communicative memory concept of memory construction context cultural memory studies cultural remembering cultural text dimension of memory discourses emphasizes episodic memory example experience fictional field film focus forgetting framework fundamental genre Halbwachs Halbwachs’s historians historiography history of memory Holocaust ibid images individual memory interdisciplinary intertextuality Jan Assmann lieux de mémoire literary studies literary text literature’s mass media Maurice Halbwachs meaning media technologies medium of cultural medium of memory mémoire collective memory culture memory films memory of literature memory research metaphors mimesis2 mnemonic modes narrative narratology Nora novels objectivations Olick oral history perspective procedural memory processes psychology reality remediation representation schemata semantic memory semiotic shape sites of memory social memory society sociocultural specific storage stories structure symbolic forms temporal term theory tion tive tradition transcultural understanding versions Warburg