International Yearbook of Oral History and Life Stories
Gender and Memory Volume IV
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International Yearbook of Oral History and Life Stories by Luisa Passerini
Book DescriptionGender and Memory is the fourth volume of the International Yearbook of Oral History and Life Stories. Once again, its theme is a fundamental issue, the shaping of memory by gender. Are the different ways in which men and women are recalled in public and private memory, and also the differences in men's and women's own memories of similar experiences, simply reflections of unequal lives in gendered societies, or are they more deeply rooted? How early in childhood do girls and boys reveal differences in memory? How far does the character of memory change as gender roles evolve? The Special Editors of Gender and Memory, Selma Leydesdorff, Luisa Passerini, and Paul Thompson, draw on original contributions reflecting on the relationships between gender and memory in western and eastern Europe, China, Africa, Australia, the United States and Brazil. The aim of the International Yearbook is to increase our understanding of the recent past and the changing present. It sets out to present and interpret autobiographical testimony, whether in the firm of written autobiography, oral history, or life story interviews. Each issue forms a coherent volume focusing on a single theme. The three previous volumes are Memory and Totalitarianism (volume one 1992; special editor Luisa Passerini); Between Generations: Family Models, Myths and Memories (volume two, 1993; special editors Daniel Bertaux and paul Thompson), and Migration and Identity) volume 3 1994; special editors Rina Benmayor and Andor Skotnes). Edited by an international group of leading scholars, the Yearbook is genuinely interdisciplinary and intellectually stimulating. It will appeal to students in many areas, including, history, sociology, literature, physchology and anthropology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198202516
(225mm x 146mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jun-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Luisa Passerini
Europe and Love in Cinema, Paperback (December 2011)
Europe and Love in Cinema explores the relationship between love and Europeanness in a wide range of films from the 1920s to the present.
Fascism in Popular Memory, Paperback (June 2009)
This book is based on the oral life histories of about 70 men and women workers, born between the end of the last century and 1920.
Memory and Utopia, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Luisa Passerini
Examines the connection between memory and forgetfulness in Europe during the twentieth century, women's experience of becoming recognized as full subjects in the time of the crisis and "death" of the so-called universal subject, and the conjugation between utopia and desire in the 1968 movements of students, women and workers.
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