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The Resource Cultural memory and Western civilization : functions, media, archives, Aleida Assmann

Cultural memory and Western civilization : functions, media, archives, Aleida Assmann

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Cultural memory and Western civilization : functions, media, archives
Title
Cultural memory and Western civilization
Title remainder
functions, media, archives
Statement of responsibility
Aleida Assmann
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Cultures invest great efforts into creating a long-term memory on the basis of oral transmission, media technology and institutional frameworks. This book provides an introduction to the concept of cultural memory, focusing on the 'arts' of its construction, particularly various media such as writing, images, bodily practices, places and monuments. Examining the period from the European Renaissance to the present, Aleida Assmann reveals the close association between cultural memory and the arts, arguing that the artists who have supplemented, criticized, transformed and opposed it are its most lucid theorists and acute observers. Her analysis also addresses the interaction of cultural memory with individual memory and the ways in which cultural memory supports or subverts social and political identity constructions. Ultimately, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the history, forms and functions of cultural memory, which has become a central analytical tool for scholars across disciplines"--
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Assmann, Aleida
Dewey number
901
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN704
LC item number
.A8713 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • European literature
  • Memory in literature
  • Memory (Philosophy)
  • Technology and civilization
  • HISTORY / World
Label
Cultural memory and Western civilization : functions, media, archives, Aleida Assmann
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Functions: 1. Memory as ars and vis; 2. The secularization of memory: memoria, fama, historia; 3. The battle of memories in Shakespeare's histories; 4. Wordsworth and the wound of time; 5. Memory boxes; 6. Function and storage: two modes of memory -- Part II. Media: 7. Metaphors, models, and media of memory; 8. Writing; 9. Image; 10. Body; 11. Places -- Part III. Storage: 12. Archives; 13. Permanence, decay, residue: problems of conversation and the ecology of culture; 14. Memory simulations in the wasteland of forgetfulness: installations by modern artists; 15. Memory as 'leidschatz'; 16. Beyond the archive -- Conclusion: arts of memory
Control code
714728203
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st English ed.
Extent
xii, 410 pages
Isbn
9780521764377
Lccn
2011029541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)714728203
Label
Cultural memory and Western civilization : functions, media, archives, Aleida Assmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Functions: 1. Memory as ars and vis; 2. The secularization of memory: memoria, fama, historia; 3. The battle of memories in Shakespeare's histories; 4. Wordsworth and the wound of time; 5. Memory boxes; 6. Function and storage: two modes of memory -- Part II. Media: 7. Metaphors, models, and media of memory; 8. Writing; 9. Image; 10. Body; 11. Places -- Part III. Storage: 12. Archives; 13. Permanence, decay, residue: problems of conversation and the ecology of culture; 14. Memory simulations in the wasteland of forgetfulness: installations by modern artists; 15. Memory as 'leidschatz'; 16. Beyond the archive -- Conclusion: arts of memory
Control code
714728203
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st English ed.
Extent
xii, 410 pages
Isbn
9780521764377
Lccn
2011029541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)714728203

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