Courses: Memory, History, Anthropology (ANTHH261B01)
The social aspects of memory. Collective representations and memorial genres. Institutional memory and the effects of institutions on individual memory. Memory in oral and literate societies. Memory as a political act and a tool of political legitimacy. Mourning and trauma. Role of narrative in memory and the relationship between non-narrative forms and memory. How memory relates to the present and to the past. The course will examine a number of influential theoretical texts on memory and look at selected case studies.
Prerequisites: One 100-level course in Anth, Pols, Socl, or Hist.
Fulfills: SO I Limit:25
Haverford, Stokes 102