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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Finally, Geagea stressed the important role of monasticism in Lebanese society in preserving the collective memory of Christianity and through the message it performs at the religious, educational and health levels.
The exhibition included rare stamps, from the collection of the Lebanese Deputy President of the World Academy, in order to open a new chapter, to refresh the collective memory and history binding the two countries, especially, in the field of stamps.
The exhibition's displays in general are about feminine issues, such as to what extent a woman is connected to the space she lives in, her nature, collective memory, and the bond between memory, society and personal surroundings.
These images, as well as the many others we have suppressed in our collective memory, remain a permanent stain on the conscience of mankind', the statement reads, MINA reports.
The duality of the individual as part of a community is further examined in Chapters 4 and 5, which focus on history and collective memory in Afro-Hispanic drama.
In order to demonstrate how and why literature has come to occupy such a prominent position in the collective memory of the First World War, Trott examines the history of publishing and reading trends, and explores the various means by which literature has shaped British understanding of the First World War since 1918.
Live cricket Sky Sports 2, 10.30am WORLD CUP exits for the England football team are etched on the nation's collective memory - missed penalties, disallowed goals, rash red cards and Panini sticker albums being furiously hurled out of windows, writes James Milton.
However, the term of ''collective memory" appeared in a different context in the second half of the nineteenth century.
The recovery of collective memory in relation to the events in Panama in December 1989 is a priority of state.
This, however, does not mean the significance of the day is lost to the collective memory of the nation,' he said.
The result is a mosaic of stories that, bridging the gap between individual perspective and collective memory, offers a wide portrait of the Salvadoran society of the time.
Mr Barber tested his audience's collective memory from around the start of World War II with questions such as "do you remember tin baths?" and outside toilets which were used by many people, and "did you do gas mask drill in the classroom?".
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