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Collective Memory: Theory and Politics

Weedon, Christine Mary and Jordan, Glen 2012. Collective Memory: Theory and Politics. Social Semiotics 22 (2) , pp. 143-153. 10.1080/10350330.2012.664969

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This essay outlines key issues in current approaches to cultural and collective memory. It reflects on memory's relation to history and its social, cultural and political roles, drawing on theoretical insights from Halbwachs, Ricoeur, Nora and Hirsch. It addresses the issues of affect, postmemory and counter-memory, locating the articles in the special section within this broader cultural political field.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural memory, collective memory, postmemory, history, counter-memory, affect
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1035-0330
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:10

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