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Memory Work: The Theory and Practice of Memory
Karlstads universitet, Avdelningen för humaniora och genusvetenskap.
Karlstads universitet, Avdelningen för humaniora och genusvetenskap.
2005 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Memory Work is a thought-provoking collection of interdisciplinary essays on theconcept of memory. Comprised of eight essays, along with an introductory piece that provides a fascinating overview of the history and current state of memory studies, the book draws from philosophy, cultural theory, film studies, history, literature, mediastudies, and music, providing an excellent introduction to this burgeoning area of study.

According to Heidegger, humankind's tendency towards forgetfulness representsthe great spiritual rupture that constitutes our separation from Being. The cultivation of memory could then be seen as an attempt to repair the rift that has opened up betweenhumans and absolute Being. Nietzsche, on the other hand, held that memory was adangerous indulgence; one that encouraged the development and maintenance of resentiment,with deleterious effects for the individual and society at large. In a sense,these issues of remembering and forgetting, and the opportunities and problemsassociated with both, are explored in Memory Works.Although space does not permit areview all of the essays, the following discussion of my personal favorites reveals thethematic threads that run throughout this compelling book...

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang , 2005. , 165 p.
National Category
Studies on Film History of Ideas
Research subject
Film Studies; History of Ideas
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-101819ISBN: 0-8204-7706-0ISBN: 3-631-53723-9OAI: diva2:707302
Available from: 2013-01-21 Created: 2014-03-17 Last updated: 2014-03-24Bibliographically approved

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