remember yourself

As a category Collective Memory includes several kinds of memories:
  • historical memory – the way the research community views the event in its studies of the past
  • popular memory – defined as representations of the past held by the society’s member
  • official memory – the representations of the past adopted by the institutions of the state
  • autobiographical memory – directly experienced the events, manifested typically in memorized oral histories
  • confabulation – defined as the production of fabricated memory. distorted or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world, without the conscious intention to deceive
  • cultural memory – the way the society views its past via cultural heritage. memory required to preserve continuity, social unity and cohesion

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finger – drawings 1518&projects  january 2012