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- DescriptionIn Social Memory and History, a group of anthropologists, sociologists, social linguists, gerontologists, and historians explore the ways in which memory reconstructs the past and constructs the present. A substantial introduction by the editors outlines the key issues in the understanding of social memory: its nature and process, its personal and political implications, the crisis in memory, and the relationship between social and individual memory. Ten cross-cultural case studies-groups ranging from Kiowa songsters, Burgundian farmers, elderly Phildelaphia whites, Chilean political activists, American immigrants to Israel, and Irish working class women-then explore how social memory transmits culture or contests it at the individual, community, and national levels in both tangible and symbolic spheres.
- Author BiographyClimo is an anthropologist at Michigan State University. Cattell is a research associate in anthropology at The Field Museum, Chicago.
- PublisherAltaMira Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication23/10/2002
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationCalifornia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAltaMira Press,U.S.
- Content Notebibliography, index
- Weight399 g
- Width148 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Edited byJacob J. Climo,Maria G. Cattell
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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