collective memory


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collective memory

n.
1. The ability of a community to remember events.
2. The collection of memories shared by a common culture.
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The objectives outlined in the volume's introduction resonate in the concluding chapter on Afro-Ecuadoran writing and collective memory. The compelling questions planted by the chapter's authors are relevant in each of the preceding chapters; specifically, "What is the interplay of State with these issues of memory, ancestral tradition, and writing?" (259).
About the history of the collective memory concept, Farhat shahzad writes : "My first introduction to the concept of collective memory came from Emile Durkheim who discusses briefly the social structure of collective memory without using the term itself.
This project was designed with the active partcipacin of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and civil society team, in order to support the functioning of the Executive Secretariat of the Commission, research plan implemented and promoting the creation of new knowledge aimed at contributing with the Collective Memory of Panama.
Noviembre is an important novel that, like the recent memory turn in Latin American literature, revives collective memory and offers the possibility of coming to terms with the traumatic events of El Salvador's relatively recent past.
Collective memory continues the sense of sameness of social groups over long periods of time.
These monuments' condition attests not to their neglect, nor to a wasting-away into obsolescence but to an active process of reshaping collective memory.
To use Macdonald's terms, places of heritage become 'the products of collective memory work' (2013: 1).
The ongoing (re)interpretation of communist regime practices and their legacy, political change, institutional discontinuation, latent ideological effects, collective memory and identity in restored societal order, coterminous institutionalisation of memory and intentional forgetting are as much part of the answer as they are of the question.
Combining the structure of a detective novel with a vibrant, sophisticated prose style, Oblivion is one man's journey to confront the chilling truth buried deep in Russia's collective memory.
"I would like you to know that your recognition of Macedonia under its constitutional name and your personal support at the NATO summit in Bucharest in 2008 will stay forever in Macedonia's collective memory," said PM Gruevski.
The sacrifice of your sons, daughters and wards is etched in the collective memory of nations consciousness, never to be erased.
"This is a symbolic act and a message to those who attack our collective memory, this seat of learning, science and history," also said the Minister of Culture at a press conference at Bardo Museum, in the presence of government members.
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