Writing the Individual Back into Collective Memory

TitleWriting the Individual Back into Collective Memory
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsCrane, Susan
JournalThe American Historical Review

The article "Writing the Individual Back into Collective Memory" explores the theoretical and methodological debate on collective memory and suggest a revised notion of  the term "collective memory" that includes the individual. According to the author Susan A. Crane  a revised notion of collective memory provides a theoretical basis  for imagining a different kind of historica memory, which would focus on the way individuals experience themselves as historical entities. It would thus avoid the pitfalls that the concept of collective memory suggests to those who fear its nationalist, revisionaist temptations. 

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