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The Resource Generations and collective memory, Amy Corning and Howard Schuman

Generations and collective memory, Amy Corning and Howard Schuman

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Generations and collective memory
Title
Generations and collective memory
Statement of responsibility
Amy Corning and Howard Schuman
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When discussing large social trends or experiences, we tend to group people into generations. But what does it mean to be part of a generation, and what gives that group meaning and coherence? It's collective memory, say Amy Corning and Howard Schuman, and in Generations and Collective Memory, they draw on an impressive range of research to show how generations share memories of formative experiences, and how understanding the way those memories form and change can help us understand society and history. Their key finding-built on historical research and interviews in the United States and seven other countries (including China, Japan, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Israel, and Ukraine)-is that our most powerful generational memories are of shared experiences in adolescence and early adulthood, like the 1963 Kennedy assassination for those born in the 1950s or the fall of the Berlin Wall for young people in 1989. But there are exceptions to that rule, and they're significant: Corning and Schuman find that epochal events in a country, like revolutions, override the expected effects of age, affecting citizens of all ages with a similar power and lasting intensity. The picture Corning and Schuman paint of collective memory and its formation is fascinating on its face, but it also offers intriguing new ways to think about the rise and fall of historical reputations and attitudes toward political issues. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Corning, Amy
Dewey number
153.1/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF378.S65
LC item number
C68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 J-817
  • BF378 .S65
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schuman, Howard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collective memory
  • Autobiographical memory
  • Memory
  • Memory
  • United States
  • Memory
  • Memory, Episodic
  • Social Identification
  • Social Change
  • Historiography
  • United States
  • United States
  • Autobiographical memory
  • Collective memory
  • Memory
  • Memory
  • Public opinion
  • United States
  • Generation
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Kollektivt minne
  • Minnet
  • Sociologi
  • Förenta staterna
Label
Generations and collective memory, Amy Corning and Howard Schuman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the meanings of collective memory and generation -- Revising collective memories -- Collective memories and counter-memories of Christopher Columbus -- Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: sex, slavery, and science -- Abraham Lincoln: "honest Abe" versus "the great emancipator" -- The critical years and other sources of collective memory -- The critical years hypothesis: the idea and the evidence -- Cross-national replications and extensions -- Beyond critical years effects -- Does emigration affect collective memory? -- Generational experience of war and the development of new attitudes -- Autobiographical memory versus collective memory -- Collective knowledge: findings and losings -- Commemoration matters: the past in the present -- Closing reflections
Control code
897632476
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 254 pages
Isbn
9780226282527
Lccn
2014046112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)897632476
Label
Generations and collective memory, Amy Corning and Howard Schuman
Publication
Copyright
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: the meanings of collective memory and generation -- Revising collective memories -- Collective memories and counter-memories of Christopher Columbus -- Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: sex, slavery, and science -- Abraham Lincoln: "honest Abe" versus "the great emancipator" -- The critical years and other sources of collective memory -- The critical years hypothesis: the idea and the evidence -- Cross-national replications and extensions -- Beyond critical years effects -- Does emigration affect collective memory? -- Generational experience of war and the development of new attitudes -- Autobiographical memory versus collective memory -- Collective knowledge: findings and losings -- Commemoration matters: the past in the present -- Closing reflections
Control code
897632476
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 254 pages
Isbn
9780226282527
Lccn
2014046112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)897632476

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