'Collective memory': A memoir and prospect

  title={'Collective memory': A memoir and prospect},
  author={Jeffrey K. Olick},
  journal={Memory Studies},
  pages={23 - 29}
  • Jeffrey K. Olick
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Memory Studies
  • This article reflects on the past, present and future states of social memory studies. Despite the proliferation of work employing the term `collective memory', the field retains the `non-paradigmatic, transdisciplinary, centerless' qualities identified in 1998. As a result, this essay celebrates the appearance of Memory Studies along with a number of other endeavors promising systematization and institutionalization in the vast literature on social memory. 


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