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Memory in mind and culture

Author: Pascal Boyer; James V Wertsch
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text introduces readers to the issues of human memory broadly considered, encompassing both individual memory, collective remembering by societies, and the construction of history. The book is organized around several major questions: How do memories construct our past? How do we build shared collective memories? How does memory shape history? --from publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pascal Boyer; James V Wertsch
ISBN: 9780521758925 0521758920 9780521760782 052176078X
OCLC Number: 297147063
Description: viii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: What are memories for? Functions of recall in cognition and culture / Pascal Boyer --
Networks of autobiographical memories / Helen L. Williams, Martin A. Conway --
Cultural life scripts and individual life stories / Dorthe Berntsen, Annette Bohn --
Specificity of memory : implications for individual and collective remembering / Daniel L. Schacter, Angela H. Gutchess, Elizabeth A. Kensinger --
Collective memory / James V. Wertsch --
The role of repeated retrieval in shaping collective memory / Henry L. Roediger III, Franklin M. Zaromb, Andrew C. Butler --
Making history : social and psychological processes underlying collective memory / James W. Pennebaker, Amy L. Gonzales --
How does collective memory create a sense of the collective? / Alan J. Lambert [and others] --
Historical memories / Craig W. Blatz, Michael Ross --
The memory boom : why and why now? / David W. Blight --
Historians and sites of memory / Jay Winter --
Oral traditions as collective memories : implications for a general theory of individual and collective memory / David C. Rubin --
Cognitive predispositions and cultural transmission / Pascal Boyer.
Responsibility: edited by Pascal Boyer, James V. Wertsch.

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