Geschlecht und kulturelles Gedächtnis

TitleGeschlecht und kulturelles Gedächtnis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsAssmann, Aleida
JournalFreiburger FrauenStudien. Zeitschrift für Interdisziplinäre Frauenforschung

The essay is divided into two complementary parts. The first part is investigating who is more likely to forget and who is more likely to be remembered. It turns out that it is significantly more common for women to be remembered, and that this recollection is often a threat to men. It will be asked why men are more likely to be forgotten? In the second part, the question is reversed. It is then no longer: Who remembers?, but: Who is reminded? With the transition from active to passive formulation the picture changes fundamentally. Now, it turns out that it is mostly men who claim to be remembered, whereas women tend to be be forgotten. These observations finally lead us to more general questions about the selection criteria of cultural memory and the organization the archives.

Translated TitleGender and Cultural Memory
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