Social Memory

Classical Theories and New Perspectives

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Cultural memory has been a concept for already 30 years. But what is social memory? The topics of memory, remembering and forgetting are meeting with increasing resonance in sociology. This introduction to the sociology of memory is the first to systematically develop some of the basic theories in this field and to provide an overview of the issues and problems involved.

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Oliver Dimbath is a professor of sociology at the University of Koblenz in Germany. He teaches courses in sociological theory, sociology of memory, sociology of knowledge, film sociology, and qualitative methods. He recently published the book „Oblivionism. Forgetting and Forgetfulness in Modern Science“ (2021).
Michael Heinlein is a sociologist at ISF Munich. His research focuses on the sociology of knowledge, the sociology of work, and the sociology of technology.
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