The Resource How modernity forgets, Paul Connerton

How modernity forgets, Paul Connerton

Label
How modernity forgets
Title
How modernity forgets
Statement of responsibility
Paul Connerton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why are we sometimes unable to remember events, places and objects? This concise overview explores the concept of 'forgetting', and how modern society affects our ability to remember things. It takes ideas from Francis Yates classic work, 'The Art of Memory', which viewed memory as being dependent on stability, and argues that today's world is full of change, making 'forgetting' characteristic of contemporary society. We live our lives at great speed; cities have become so enormous that they are unmemorable; consumerism has become disconnected from the labour process; urban architecture has a short life-span; and social relationships are less clearly defined - all of which has eroded the foundations on which we build and share our memories. Providing a profound insight into the effects of modern society, this book is a must-read for anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists and philosophers, as well as anyone interested in social theory and the contemporary western world."--Book cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Connerton, Paul
Index
index present
LC call number
BF378.S65
LC item number
C656 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 I-507
  • BF 378.S65
NLM item number
C752h 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory
  • Collective memory
  • Social psychology
  • Memory
  • Psychology, Social
  • Social Change
  • Modernisierung
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Modernisierung
  • Vergessen
  • Collective memory
  • Memory
  • Social psychology
Label
How modernity forgets, Paul Connerton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Two types of place memory -- Temporalities of forgetting -- Topographies of forgetting -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 149 p.
Isbn
9780521745802
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009017300
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318871843
  • (OCoLC)ocn318871843
Label
How modernity forgets, Paul Connerton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Two types of place memory -- Temporalities of forgetting -- Topographies of forgetting -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 149 p.
Isbn
9780521745802
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009017300
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318871843
  • (OCoLC)ocn318871843

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