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Product Details

  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (July 15 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521008808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521008808
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 381 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,359,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"James Wertsch makes an important contribution to the current discussion of collective memory...The book should be of major interest, not only to scholars in these disciplines, which include sociology, anthropology, rhetoric, philosophy, and history, but also to educators whose work focuses on educational history and international education." Nancy Nelson, Louisiana State University, Slavic Review

"...a thought-provoking and ultimately productive approach to the study of collective remembering, and a worthy effort at clarifying some of the definitional vagueness besetting the cottage industry of memory studies." Journal of Modern History

"Wertsch's new book on collective remembering should be an essential read for anyone interested in memory research....In order to understand memory we must understand the interplay between individual and collective memory, how our own narratives (memories) develop through this interplay. Wertsch's book is well-written, thought-provoking, and should be recommended to all students of memory." Human Nature Review

"...a marvelous resource for those of us struggling with how to think about collective memory." Contemporary Sociology

"In this interesting sociocultural analysis, Wertsch explores the conceptual parameters, development, and transmission of collective memory." Choice

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This book draws on psychology, history, literary theory, semiotics, sociology, and political science to provide a comprehensive review of collective memory. It then outlines a particular formulation based on how narratives are produced by the modern state, and how they are consumed, or used by individuals. These issues are examined with the help of examples from the transformation Russia has undergone as it entered its post-Soviet phase. This setting provides a case study of how the state can lose control of collective memory and how memory can be regenerated in unique ways.

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Excellent Introduction to Collective Memory Studies Feb. 18 2005
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In Voices of Collective Remembering, James Wertsch has complemented the studies of collective memory with a valuable and cogent volume. He focuses particularly on the ways in which modern nation-states employ collective memory in their endeavors to assimilate individuals into the imagined community by stressing univocality and limiting ambiguity. The first couple chapters serve as an excellent introduction to previous theoretical engagements with social memory, which supplemented by his textual analysis of pre- and post-Soviet history, produce a well-rounded and highly readable examination of the way memory is utilized by the state and individuals in social interaction.
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Not a hardcover Jan. 3 2013
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I just received my copy today and it is a paperback book. The receipt and the listing on Amazon shows that it is a hardcover book. The price of $35.99 seems a bit steep for a 200 page paperback book. Just know before you buy it that it is not a hardcover book.