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Collective Remembering

Collective Remembering
Memory in the World and in the Mind

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  • Date Published: May 2017
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  • isbn: 9781316814734

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  • This interdisciplinary study explores collective memory as it is presented by official producers (such as textbooks and media) and reflected by consumers (group members). Focusing on a case study of Russians and Russian immigrants to the USA and their memories of seminal events in the twentieth-century Russian collective past, Isurin shows how autobiographical memory contributes to the formation of collective memory, and also examines how the memory of the shared past is reconstructed by those who stayed with the group and those who left. By bringing together historical, anthropological, and psychological approaches, Collective Remembering provides a new theoretical framework for memory studies that incorporates both content analysis of texts and empirical data from human participants, thus demonstrating that methodologies from the humanities and the social sciences can complement each other to create a better understanding of how memory works in the world and in the mind.

    • Analyzes both collective and autobiographical memory to show how individual memory affects the construction of collective remembering
    • Brings together historical and anthropological approaches to textual analysis with the psychological study of autobiographical memory to propose a new interdisciplinary framework for collective memory
    • Adds to our understanding of the role of immigration in the process of memory reconstruction
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    Advance praise: ‘While work on autobiographical memory has primarily focused on the individual or the self, the current work approaches this topic from a collective perspective. This notion of a 'shared' autobiographical memory is novel and innovative, and indeed aptly harnesses the power of the collective mind in uncovering the construction of worldviews from collective memories.' Jeanette Altarriba, University of Albany, State University of New York

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2017
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316814734
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 20 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Theoretical Background:
    1. Collective memory
    2. Autobiographical memory
    3. Crossing the boundaries: collective memory, individual memory, and immigration
    Part II. Russian Collective Past as a Case Study:
    4. Study on Russian collective memory: methodology
    5. Collective memory in the world: historical events reflected in the text
    6. Russian wars, prominent figures and crises: the producers' side of the story
    7. Collective memory in the mind: Russians' remembrance of the past
    8. Role of individual memory in the construction of collective memories
    Part III. Memory in the World and in the Mind:
    8. The interplay of memory in the world and in the mind

  • Author

    Ludmila Isurin, Ohio State University
    Ludmila Isurin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Ohio State University, and an affiliated member of the Ohio State University Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. An interdisciplinary scholar whose research encompasses psycho- and sociolinguistics, social sciences and humanities, Isurin is the author or co-editor of five books and numerous chapters and journal articles including an award-winning article in Language Learning (2016).

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