The development of collective remembering.

  title={The development of collective remembering.},
  author={Elaine Reese and Robyn Fivush},
  volume={16 3},
This essay outlines a sociocultural, developmental approach to collective memory. This work is grounded in Halbwachs' (1950/1980) theory of collective memory and in recent prospective studies of collective remembering within families from early childhood through adolescence. The claim is that the basic process of collective remembering is present from the earliest conversations about the past between parents and children, but it is not until adolescence that collective memory is informed by… CONTINUE READING