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Michelle L. Meade, Celia B. Harris, Penny Van Bergen, John Sutton, and Amanda J. Barnier

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198737865

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198737865.001.0001

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Collective Memory: How Groups Remember Their Past

Collective Memory: How Groups Remember Their Past

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(p.280) Chapter 16 Collective Memory: How Groups Remember Their Past
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Collaborative Remembering
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Magdalena Abel

Sharda Umanath

James V. Wertsch

Henry L. Roediger

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198737865.003.0016

Studies of collective memory address how people create and maintain a shared representation of their group’s past and group identity. In particular, we conside how knowledge representations and schematic narrative templates (recurring stories of the past) contribute to collective remembering. Diverging memories between groups can cause conflict, so examining how different group’s varying memories of “the same event” can cause misunderstandings is critical. We consider whether (and how) groups can mediate their differences to attempt to reach consensus about the past, using narratives of World War II as a case study. The study of collective memory comprises many different senses of the term remembering, and this chapter emphasizes the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration to examine the issues from multiple perspectives.

Keywords:   collective memory, collective remembering, schematic narrative templates, shared memories, ethnocentrism, schema, narrative

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