The recent wave of interest in oral history and return to the active subject as a topic in historical practice raises a number of questions about the status and function of scholarly history in our societies. This articles in this volume, originally pubished in 1990, and which originally appeared in History and Anthropology, Volume 2, Part 2, discuss what contributions, meanings and consequences emerge from scholarly history turning to living memory, and what the relationships are between history and memory.
Introduction Nathan Wachtel 1. Literary History and National Memory J. -M. Goulemot 2. The Collapse of Memory: The Case of Farm Workers (French Vexin, pays de France) M. Bozon and A. -M. Thiesse 3. In Search of Working Class Memory: Some Questions and a Tentative Assessment M. Debouzy 5. From Sacred History to Historical Memory and Back: The Jewish Past L. Valensi 6. Mutilated Memory: Reconstruction of the Past and the Mechanism of Memory Among 17th Century Otomis S. Gruzinski 7. The Recollection of Times Past: Memory and Event in Huichol Narrative A. A. Shelton 8. The Uses of Memory in African Studies H. Moniot 9. Collective Memory and its Images: Popular Urban Painiting in Zaire – A Source of ‘Present Past’ B. Jewsiewicki