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Remembering as a Cultural Process

  • Brady Wagoner
  • Ignacio Brescó
  • Sarah H. Awad
Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology and Cultural Developmental Science book sub series (BRIEFSPCDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Brady Wagoner, Ignacio Brescó, Sarah H. Awad
    Pages 1-10
  3. Brady Wagoner, Ignacio Brescó, Sarah H. Awad
    Pages 11-21
  4. Brady Wagoner, Ignacio Brescó, Sarah H. Awad
    Pages 23-33
  5. Brady Wagoner, Ignacio Brescó, Sarah H. Awad
    Pages 35-47
  6. Brady Wagoner, Ignacio Brescó, Sarah H. Awad
    Pages 49-59
  7. Brady Wagoner, Ignacio Brescó, Sarah H. Awad
    Pages 61-74
  8. Brady Wagoner, Ignacio Brescó, Sarah H. Awad
    Pages 75-89
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 91-108

About this book

Introduction

This brief charts out principles for a cultural psychology of remembering. The idea at its core is a conceptualization of remembering as a constructive process--something that occurs at the intersection of a person and their social-cultural world. To do this, it moves away from the traditional metaphor of memory as storage and develops the alternative metaphor of construction as part of wider social and cultural developments in society. This new approach is developed from key ideas of Lev Vygotsky and Frederic Bartlett, in particular their concepts of mediation and reconstructive remembering. From this foundation, the authors demonstrate how remembering is conflictual, evolving, and transformative at both the individual and collective level. This approach is illustrated with concrete case studies, which highlight key theoretical concepts moving from micro-level processes to macro-level social phenomena. 

Among the topics covered are:
  • The microgenesis of memories in conversation
  • The role of narrative mediation in the recall of history
  • Remembering through social positions in conflicts
  • Urban memory during revolutions
  • How memorials are used to channel grief and collective memory
Remembering as a Cultural Process traces our ongoing journey to answer the question of the different ways in which culture participates in and is constitutive of what it means for humans to remember. It will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers in the fields of memory studies or cultural psychology. 

Keywords

Constructive metaphor mediation microgenesis conversation repeated reproduction conflict transformation narrative positioning urban memory memorials

Authors and affiliations

  • Brady Wagoner
    • 1
  • Ignacio Brescó
    • 2
  • Sarah H. Awad
    • 3
  1. 1.Communication and PsychologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Communication and PsychologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  3. 3.Department of Communication and PsychologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32641-8
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-32640-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-32641-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8363
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8371
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