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Handbook of Culture and Memory

Brady Wagoner


This book is about the ways in which culture matters to memory. It explores how memory is deeply entwined with social relationships, stories in film and literature, group history, monuments, ritual practices, material artifacts, and a host of other cultural devices. Culture in this account is not a bounded group of people or variable to be manipulated but, rather, the medium through which people live and make meaning of their lives. The focus of analysis becomes one of understanding the mutual constitution of people’s memories and the social–cultural worlds to which they belong. An interdiscip ... More

Keywords: concept of memory, cultural context, life course changes, social relations, autobiographical memory, collective memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190230814
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190230814.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brady Wagoner, editor
Professor, Centre of Cultural Psychology, Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University

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Front Matter


Brady Wagoner

Part I Concept and History of Memory

Part II Cultural Contexts of Remembering

4 The Landscape of Family Memory

Bradd Shore and Sara Kauko

5 Materiality of Memory

Kyoko Murakami

6 Approaches to Testimony

Kotaro Takagi and Naohisa Mori

Part III Memory Through the Life Course

9 Memory in Life Transitions

Constance de Saint Laurent and Tania Zittoun

10 Memory in Old Age

Dieter Ferring

Part IV Memory, History, and Identity

12 History, Collective Memories, or National Memories?

Mario Carretero and Floor van Alphen

End Matter