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How Societies Remember

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In treating memory as a cultural rather than an individual faculty, this book provides an account of how bodily practices are transmitted in, and as, traditions. Most studies of memory as a cultural faculty focus on written, or inscribed transmissions of memories. Paul Connerton, on the other hand, concentrates on bodily (or incorporated) practices, and so questions the currently dominant idea that literary texts may be taken as a metaphor for social practices generally. The author argues that images of the past and ...

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How Societies Remember
1989, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521270939

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How Societies Remember
1989, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521249485

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