Collective memory and crisis

@article{West2008CollectiveMA,
  title={Collective memory and crisis},
  author={Bradley Donald West},
  journal={Journal of Sociology},
  year={2008},
  volume={44},
  pages={337 - 353}
}
  • B. West
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Sociology
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