Collective Memory Essays

  • Essay On Collective Memory

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    habitats are full of their inhabitants’ memories. While some of these memories are specific and unique to each individual, some have collective characteristics: memories about a common past, the common past that we all may or may not have seen or experienced but we might have heard of it, the memories of a public square that has no longer existed but my grandpa shares the memory with yours… Like what can be found in a dictionary as a conventional definition, memory can be understood as “the the store

  • Essay On Collective Memory

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    Collective Memory (1800) Most interpretations of history are to some extend based on an arbitrary selection of events influenced by ideology. Accordingly, they can easily assume a mythical character, which can function to legitimize social and political practices or mobilize action or identification with a cause through anchoring of the present in the past and actualization of the past in the present. Through this mythologization, nations, social groups or set of individuals produce its collective

  • Collective Memory Essay

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    Collective memory is the cultural memory (? ) or the remembered history of a community: “Anyone who during today fixes his eyes on tomorrow must preserve yesterday from oblivion by grasping it through memory” (Assmann 2011: 17). Collective memory is the way groups form memories out of a shared past to create a common identity. The memory of a group is a construction, or reconstruction, of the past. Through the approach of collective memory we can distinguish a cultural sphere that combines tradition

  • The Killing Fields of Cambodia - Are they Worth Remembering?

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    any feelings about human life because they were taught only discipline.’” (Schanberg 1980, 44) “If collective memory (usually a code phrase for what is remembered by the dominant civic culture) popular memory (usually referring to ordinary folks) are both abstractions that have to be handled with care, what (if anything) can we assert with assurance? --That we have highly selective memories of what we have been taught about the past. --That history is an essential ingredient in defining national

  • A Collective Memory: Michael Jackson

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    most dynamic being collective memory. A relatively new term defined by 1. “Ability of a community to remember events. 2. The collection of memories shared by a group of people. 3. Beaudry 2 The process of remembering a certain event.” (Dictionary) It has become a huge part of history today. In the journal Collective Memory: What is it? written by Noa Gedi and Yigal Elam, “Today it is almost impossible to read a text in history that does not mention the term collective memory.” It is used everyday

  • Beloved: The Haunting Past of America

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    Some people cannot remember anything for weeks, months, or even years.  This condition is called amnesia, "the loss of memory as a result of brain injury or deterioration, shock, fatigue, senility, drug use, alcoholism, anesthesia, illness, or psychoneurotic reaction."1[1]  Especially, when amnesia is a psychoneurotic reaction, it can cover even the patient's entire life.  Toni Morrison, in an interview, said that not only an individual but also an entire nation could be diagnosed as (psychoneurotic)

  • Essay on the Structure of William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

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    woman, Emily, and finishes with the startling discovery that Emily as been sleeping with the corpse of her lover, whom she murdered, for the past forty years. The middle of the story is told in flashbacks by a narrator who seems to represent the collective memory of an entire town. Within these flashbacks, which jump in time from ten years past to forty years past, are hidden clues which prepare the reader for the unexpected ending, such as hints of Emily's insanity, her odd behavior concerning the deaths

  • Family, Marriage, And Gender Roles

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    her dreams, in large part depend on the family of origin or a family of choice. The individual is shaped through beliefs, values, and assumptions that the family holds about the world and that are based on family member's experiences and collective memory. The family itself, in turn derives its values from the social, cultural, political, and philosophical assumptions and beliefs of the larger, and more dominant culture. In today's modern society, assumptions regarding a family can be very

  • 'Captain Corelli’s Mandolin'

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    'Captain Corelli’s Mandolin' S U M M A R Y It is 1941, and a young Italian officer, Captain Antonio Corelli,arrives on the beautiful Greek island of Cephallonia as part of an occupying force. He is billeted in the house of the local doctor, Iannis and his daughter Pelagia. He quickly wins the heart of Pelagia through his humour and his sensitivity, not to mention his stunning ability on the mandolin. But Pelagia is engaged to Mandras, a local fisherman who is away fighting with the Greek army. Despite

  • Collective Memory: A Societal Symbolism Perspective

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    Collective memory is commonly defined as “shared individual memories” but in the source Collective Memory from a Psychological Perspective, it is better defined as “publicly available symbols maintained by society” (Coman et al.). The article went on to explain how collective memory differs from an individual memory in the sense that “an individual restructures the world” so that one can better remember, whereas in collective memory, the memory is restructured by society. In this case, the photograph

  • Media Effects: Collective Memory And Media Effect

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    Collective Memory and Media Effect 1. Introduction a. the topics and reasons Numerous studies have been conducted on various aspects of media effects, adapting themselves into new media at the time. However, their results are not enough to catch up new trends because media undergo sea changes from newspaper to the internet. At the same time, they sometimes focus on individual and small effect and dismiss the long-term and social effect of media. Media studies have some difficulty that they have to

  • Collective Memory Resists Hong Kong Development ?

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    terms 3. Collective memory assists economic development 4. Promoting identity 5. Acting as educational medium 6. Maintaining the multifunctional society 7. Criticism is for improvement 8. Conclusion Annexes 1. Image reference 2. Book reference Introduction “Memories reveal the culture, history and time of the city.” (Aldo Rossi, 1982). The demolishment of Star Ferry Pier and Queen’s Pier in 2006 and 2007 has gathered a raising awareness on the discussion of collective memory with urban

  • Individual Struggles, but Shared Experiences

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    obvious tragedies in slavery. Finally, transcending class, race, or ethnicity is the distortion of history preventing the development of the collective memory. Works Cited Charles, Ron. “U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey: Poetry still matters.” Washington Post. 2 May, 2013. 6 April, 2014. Transcript for Poems, History and Memory with Natasha Trethewey. 6 April, 2014. Trethewey, Natasha. Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Athens, GA:

  • The Use of Age, Gender, and Memory in "Mother to Son"

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    devices such as metaphors, repetition, and dialect to create a certain characteristic, impression, and image. Of all the different techniques and literary devices manipulated by Langston Hughes, I would like to discuss his use of age, gender, and memory in uncovering multi-layered meanings of Mother to Son. On the surface, the poem is a monologue of a weary mother telling her son about struggles in life, as portrayed in the title. Why did Hughes choose to use a mother’s voice instead of a father’s

  • Maori Social And Cultural Values In The Muru

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    According to Jackson (1988), the persistent myth that no real law existed in New Zealand prior to 1840, is a racist and colonising myth used to justify the imposition of ongoing application of law from Britain. Pre-European Maori society regulated behaviour and punished wrongdoings through the sanction of muru. Jackson defines muru as, “a legalised system of plundering as penalty for offences, which in a rough way resembled (the Pakeha) law by which a man is obliged to pay damages” (p.40). Due to

  • The Effect of Social Loafing on Participants in Collective and Coactive Conditions

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    household chores, employment and even sporting activities. The current research investigated the effect of social loafing on collective and coactive conditions through an experiment which asked participants to complete a brainstorming task asking them to list as many ways to use a pencil as they could. The results indicated that social loafing was non-significant in both collective and coactive conditions. However, group work improved the amount of answers the participants had. The results have important

  • Hospers: Self-Interest And Selfishness

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    all, there is a term closely followed with self-interest as we mention, “collective interest” or “altruism”, which means that, “Looking out for other’s welfare.” (Hospers, 39) Analogously, it is totally opposite from the idea of self-interest. Common sense always recognizes that the collective is more important than the individual. A country, which is formed by plenty people, so is more significant than a person. Collective interest has bigger influence than self-interest to the society, as the founder

  • Reflection Paper On Organizational Behavior

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    design and nature, with profits from production and service driving innovation over competitors. These organisms thrive on the collective learning and knowledge of; recent and distance successes and mistakes both within and external to the organization. All of which serves as points of learning that provide lesson to be distilled and applied accordingly. The crux to this collective experiential learning, and change for the better, is the feedback-loop. Feedback-loops, as covered throughout our text book

  • Collective Security

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    internationally argued topics that gathers so much debate from professors to journalist, journalist, to politicians, and politicians to generals, is known as collective security. The idea of collective security has been around for centuries dating back to the time of the Greeks, however the credit for creating the idea of modern collective security belongs to Woodrow Wilson who coined the theory a couple of years before the beginning of World War I. The theory basically forms the concept that each

  • Ambition

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    the world-wars, through the Balkans, and through every other great conflict that has ever existed but that I am unable to cite, each party was blessed by pure and passionate ambition...ambition to win at whatever cost necessary. Surely only the collective force of ambition found in a battle is liable to cause as much suffering and damage as has been caused by all battles that have ever been lost or won? Even the weakest, most injured warrior who persevered has been touched not by insanity, but by