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Description - How Societies Remember by Paul Connerton

Most studies of memory as a cultural faculty focus on written practices and how they are transmitted. This study concentrates on incorporated practices and provides an account of how these things are transmitted in and as traditions. The author argues that images and recollected knowledge of the past are conveyed and sustained by ritual performances, and that performative memory is bodily. This is an essential aspect of social memory that until now has been badly neglected.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521270939
ISBN-10: 0521270936
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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