New Directions in the Sociology of Collective Memory and Commemoration

Conway, Brian (2010) New Directions in the Sociology of Collective Memory and Commemoration. Sociology Compass, 4 (7). pp. 442-453. ISSN 1751-9020

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The study of memory straddles a wide range of social science disciplines including sociology, psychology, anthropology, and geography. Within sociology, reviews of the literature have already been carried out, but these are now somewhat dated. This article takes the measure of recent prior research on the sociology of collective memory and commemoration by (1) proposing a classification of collective memory research; (2) organising the literature under the headings of theoretical developments, methodological strategies, and methodological challenges; and (3) offering suggestions for maximising the internal cohesion and external utility of the sub-field.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Sociology; Collective Memory; Commemoration;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
Item ID: 8981
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2010.00300.x
Depositing User: Brian Conway
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2017 16:23
Journal or Publication Title: Sociology Compass
Publisher: Wiley
Refereed: Yes

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