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Rev Synth. 2015 Dec;136(3-4):309-28. doi: 10.1007/s11873-014-0258-7.

Collective Memory, A Fusion of cognitive Mechanisms and cultural Processes.

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Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Laurel Heights, The Institute for Health and Aging, Suite 340, 3333 California Street, San Francisco, CA, 94118, USA. aaron.cicourel@ucsf.edu.

Abstract

The paper assumes a theoretical-empirical interface exists between top-down (structural concepts) and bottom-up (cognitive mechanisms and socio-cultural interactions) approaches to collective memory. Both deal with collaborative group accounts, material culture such as artefacts and representational re-descriptive technologies. Anthropology has shown how communal life was based on story telling, rituals, artefacts, routine practices constitutive of daily life representational re-descriptions and the reproduction of implicit and explicit emotional normative belief systems embedded in kinship and social network relations.

KEYWORDS:

cognition; collective memory; demography; health care delivery

PMID:
25078868
DOI:
10.1007/s11873-014-0258-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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