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Author Wertsch, James V.

Title Voices of collective remembering / James V. Wertsch
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (v, 202 pages)
Contents Introduction and acknowledgments -- An encounter with collective memory -- Methodological preliminaries to the study of collective remembering -- Collective memory: a term in search of a meaning -- State production of official historical narratives -- Narrative dialogicality and narrative templates in the production of official collective memory -- The consumption of historical narratives -- Generational differences in collective remembering -- Conclusion
Summary "Voices of Collective Remembering reviews various understandings of the term 'collective memory' as it is used in the humanities and social sciences. Drawing on this review, James V. Wertsch outlines a particular version of collective remembering grounded in the use of 'textual resources, ' especially narratives. This takes him into the special properties of narrative that shape this process and how these textual resources are produced and consumed. ProfessorWertsch brings these ideas to life by examining the rapid, massive transformation of collective memory during the transition from Soviet Russia to post-Soviet Russia. This natural laboratory has many unique features, but it also provides general insights into processes of collective memory formation, especially as carried out by modern states."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-190) and index
Notes Print version record and online resource (Cambridge Books Online, viewed December 4, 2015)
Subject Historiography -- Russia (Federation)
History -- Psychological aspects.
Memory -- Social aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Memory -- Social aspects.
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