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Title: Communities of memory and the problem of transmission
Authors: Pickering, Michael
Keightley, Emily
Keywords: Generation
Collective memory
Cultural transmission
Mnemonic imagination
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd / © the authors
Citation: PICKERING, M. and KEIGHTLEY, E., 2013. Communities of memory and the problem of transmission. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 16 (1), pp. 115 - 131.
Abstract: In this article we explore the issue of memory transmission by considering it along the two temporal planes on which it occurs: vertically, through time; and horizontally, in time. It is because we regard memory transmission as involving the mutual interaction of these two planes that we introduce the concept of the mnemonic imagination. The value of the concept is that it enables us to see, inter alia, how communities of memory emerge. Our route into this is the sociology of generations and most particularly the evidence of mnemonic transmission provided by second-generation Holocaust narratives. The purpose of the article is to bring together a range of work relevant to the sharing and inheritance of memory across and within time, to explore the application of collective mnemonic frames in processes of personal remembering, and so move us closer to understanding the mechanism by which experience derived from others becomes integrated into our own life-stories.
Description: This article is closed access, it was published in the serial European Journal of Cultural Studies [SAGE Publications Ltd / © the authors]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367549412457481
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1177/1367549412457481
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13280
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367549412457481
ISSN: 1367-5494
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Social Sciences)

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