Noel Packard (ed.), Sociology of Memory: Papers from the Spectrum

Hafner, Diane (2011) Noel Packard (ed.), Sociology of Memory: Papers from the Spectrum. International Sociology, 26 5: 671-674. doi:10.1177/02685809110260050905


Author Hafner, Diane
Title Noel Packard (ed.), Sociology of Memory: Papers from the Spectrum
Formatted title
Noel Packard (ed.), Sociology of Memory: Papers from the Spectrum
Journal name International Sociology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-5809
1461-7242
Publication date 2011-09
Year available 2011
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
DOI 10.1177/02685809110260050905
Volume 26
Issue 5
Start page 671
End page 674
Total pages 4
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The book reviewed here makes an interesting and timely contribution to the continuously growing field of studies about memory. Memory is conceptualized variously within the volume. At times it is seen as a private state, existing within the individualized body as the recollection or trauma associated with past events; at others, as the historical event itself, able to be collectively remembered, interpreted and contested. The 13 chapters thus present studies that range across personal memories, re-examination of classical theorizing and some innovative approaches to aspects of memory, including nostalgia and forgetting. The work of Marx, Mead, Cooley, Halbwachs and Durkheim is examined, but importantly, also the pioneering work on memory by Jane Addams. As authors Lengermann and Niebrugge note in their chapter (‘Memory and social change – Jane Addams’ The Long Road of Woman’s Memory’), it predated Halbwachs’ work on collective memory, and they are able to demonstrate its continuing value as a framework for understanding current social issues.
Keyword Heritage
Memory
Nostalgia
Ownership
Sociology
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Subtitle: "Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009; xii + 395 pp.:671-674, ISBN 9781443801997, £39.99/US$59.99".

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