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Memory and Methodology

bySusannah RadstoneEditorSusannah Radstone

Paperback | April 1, 2000

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The increasing centrality of memory to work being done across a wide range of disciplines has brought along with it vexed questions and far-reaching changes in the way knowledge is pursued. This timely collection provides a forum for demonstrating how various disciplines are addressing these concerns. Is an historian's approach to memory similar to that of theorists in media or cultural studies, or are their understandings in fact contradictory? Which methods of analysis are most appropriate in which contexts? What are the relations between individual and social memory? Why should we study memory and how can it enrich other research? What does its study bring to our understanding of subjectivity, identity and power? In addressing these knotty questions, Memory and Methodology showcases a rich and diverse range of research on memory. Leading scholars in anthropology, history, film and cultural studies address topics including places of memory; trauma, film and popular memory; memory texts; collaborative memory work and technologies of memory. This timely and interdisciplinary study represents a major contribution to our understanding of how memory is shaping contemporary academic research and of how people shape and are shaped by memory.
Susannah Radstone University of East London
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Title:Memory and MethodologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:April 1, 2000Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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The concept of memory can’t be assumed to be perceived identically across the array of disciplines engaging it. Cinema, cultural, media, historical studies – in what ways can these different practices find common ground in the approach to studying and applying memory in their methods? Memory and Methodology is an anthology edited by Susannah Radstone. The interdisciplinary concerns and approaches of this collection address a variety of issues relating to memory, such as its value in terms of identity and subjectivity and breaching the gaps created by differing methods of study.

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'A growing area of research in histiography is the study of memory and its role in the production of knowledge. Two pressing issues are the status of current research into memory, and how memory helps form research. The nine essays in Memory and Methodology address these issues.'Religious Studies Review'Thoughtful and theoretically sophisticated.'Anthropological Theory'An exciting yet daunting journey ... Memory and Methodology stretches the boundaries of scholarship.'American Ethnologist