Collective memory: Conceptual foundations and theoretical approaches

  title={Collective memory: Conceptual foundations and theoretical approaches},
  author={James V Wertsch and Henry L. Roediger},
  pages={318 - 326}
In order to outline the conceptual landscape that frames discussions of collective memory, three oppositions are proposed: collective memory versus collective remembering; history versus collective memory; and individual memory versus collective remembering. From this perspective collective remembering is viewed as an active process that often involves contention and contestation among people rather than a static body of knowledge that they possess. Collective remembering is also viewed as… 
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