Cambridge Core – Social and Cultural Anthropology – How Societies Remember – by Paul Connerton. Here’s a review I wrote of the book How Societies Remember by Paul Connerton. I am reminded of how important this book is for the times we. Connerton, Paul. How societies remember. (Themes in the social sciences). Bibliography. Includes index. 1. Memory – Social aspects. 2. Rites and ceremonies -.

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Connerton, on rsmember other hand, concentrates It is this subterranean level of ideological meaning that Connerton doesn’t account for, which should form an important part of his argument. For Connerton, central to understanding commemorative ceremonies as an act of remembering is to make a move away from the psychoanalytic, sociological and historical ways of understanding ritual.

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Jelena rated it liked it Nov 23, Collective Memory and the Social Shape of the Past for a great and very readable intro to social memory. Sign in to use this feature. Oct 18, Yevhen Hulevych rated it really liked it. In treating memory as a cultural rather than an individual faculty, this book provides an account of how practices of a non-inscribed kind are transmitted in, and as, traditions.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Interesting but oddly pieced together. Trivia Connerron How Societies Rem It would be unthinkable for certain commemorative ceremonies to take place without these symbols as the myths that they tarry are deeply integral to the ritual acts of remembering. Forgiveness, Commemoration, and Restorative Justice: A neat if a bit roundabout introduction to studies of bodily performance.


Sarah Giovanniello rated it it was amazing Jun 20, Firstly, how a culture transmits its memories is of great importance. I rejember this book to be read with Time Maps: Social and Cultural Memory in Philosophy of Mind.

Alternatively with Roland Barthes, we could connfrton that myth is a kind of speech Barthes, There are two important points to mention here.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Connerton gives a detailed analysis as to how these two types of practices are different but societiws how they intersect. Open Preview See a Problem? Aaron Monts rated it it was amazing Jul 03, KFed rated it liked it Jan conenrton, Hunter – – AI and Society 7 3: The Structure of Time in Autobiographical Memory. And secondly, what is being learnt in an inscribing practice, such as writing, is itself a practice of incorporation as the one being taught to write is having their body positioned; muscles strengthened; movements coordinated; in such a way that the practice of inscription is inseparable from the practice of incorporation.

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How Societies Remember

Breeur – – Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 55 2: How Societies Remember provides a clearly written, systematic, analytic provocation: There are echoes here of Foucault and the disciplining remembr the body through certain gestures and acts.

Jun 17, Anders rated it it was amazing. If though we understand certain myths as being more sedimentary, changing less, or as having settled after a period of time, as Connerton himself admits is possible, then it would have been helpful to see a more in-depth analysis of the relationship between the two. Barthes, Roland, and Annette Lavers. A past event incarnates though performative ritual action, but this is more than just ritual. This is an essential aspect of social memory that until now has been badly neglected.


This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Grasser rated it really liked it Jul 20, Hill and Wang, Books by Paul Connerton. Social Memory and Ritual Performance. Most studies of memory as a rekember faculty focus on written practices and how they are transmitted.

Don’t just look at inscription; performance, embodiment, and repertoire are memory practices too! The kind of analysis that would have been helpful with his distinction between myth and ritual.

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The author argues that images and recollected knowledge of the past are conveyed and sustained by ritual performances, and that performative memory is bodily. This is where ritual gains its power.

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