Four propositions to study memory

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September 18, 2017

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David Berliner, « Four propositions to study memory », David Berliner's blog, ID : 10670/1.19mwzf


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My relationship with the notion of memory is a complex one, a true love-hate story (1). From my first passionate reading of Maurice Halbwachs, Pierre Nora, and Paul Connerton to my teachings of an “anthropology of memory” course, many times I felt the desire to throw in the towel. Too often associated with the literary turn and approached by way of the “power/resistance” paradigm, it seemed to me that the notion lacked conceptual clarity and that the social and cognitive mechanisms involved w...

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