collective memory


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collective memory

n.
1. The ability of a community to remember events.
2. The collection of memories shared by a common culture.

collective memory

n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) the shared memories of a group, family, race, etc
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Knowing that Social Identity Theory fails to consider the historical dimension of groups, the use of collective memory appears to be a distinctive aspect that could feed one's social identity.
This volume contains a fascinating collection of essays on individual and collective memory, mostly from the field of psychology, and raises the prospect of fruitful conversations on the processes of memory formation between cognitive psychologists and neurologists on the one hand and anthropologists and historians on the other.
Crossing our fingers, waiting for growth and hoping it will go away is simply not an answer" The Prime Minister on the country's economic problems "Our collective memory of difficult budget decisions harks back to the 1980s, the harshness of the 1980s, north-south divide, sink-or-swim economics.
However, at most, history--documented or oral--provides only one dimension of collective memory.
The conservation of the collective memory of sounds and images as a European cultural heritage means acknowledging the various evolutionary contexts of audiovisual communication in Europe as well as their relations with the cultures of the world at large, as these processes never occur in geographical or cultural isolation.
Wednesday, December 16, 1914 will be forever etched in the collective memory of the town because the shock it caused and the casualties and damage suffered were devastating.
Troubled Pasts: News and the Collective Memory of Social Unrest.
Part I elaborates Assmann's earlier work by differentiating the Halbwachsian notion of collective memory in four ways: she now distinguishes between individual memory, the memory of the social group, the memory of the political collective (national memory), and, finally, cultural memory.
They could have added the essentializing dimension of most of the collective memory jargon which contradicts its own constructivist approach.
In a related vein, while the movie is about the collective memory in the face of prejudice and oppression--a relic of the institution of slavery in the post-abolition era--the Academy, which emphasises leadership, is about the future.
According to him, collective memory bears no similarity to the awareness of history or historical knowledge shared by a specific group.
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