This series explores:
* new and continuing debates on the nature and use of memory in the social and behavioural sciences and history
* new insights into the structure and function of narrative, genre and the nature of text as source
* theory, method and technology of interviews
* issues of subjectivity and social change
* contemporary significance of 'oral' society.
The subjects covered include social history, sociology, literature, social anthropology and psychology.
Lines of Narrative Psychosocial Perspectives
On Living Through Soviet Russia
The Politics of War Memory and Commemoration
Narratives of Guilt and Compliance in Unified Germany Stasi Informers and their Impact on Society
Trauma and Life Stories
Contested Pasts The Politics of Memory
Narrative and Genre
Japanese Bankers in the City of London Language, Culture and Identity in the Japanese Diaspora
By Gadi BenEzer
March 03, 2016
Between 1977 and 1985, some 20,000 Ethiopian Jews left their homes in Ethiopia and - motivated by an ancient dream of returning to the land of their ancestors, 'Yerussalem' - embarked on a secret and highly traumatic exodus to Israel. Due to various political circumstances they had to leave their ...
By Molly Andrews, Shelley Day Sclater, Corinne Squire, Amal Treacher
September 08, 2015
This volume brilliantly advances our understanding of the use of narrative in the social sciences. It brings together contemporary work on narrative theory and methods and presents a fascinating range of case-studies, from Princess Diana's Panorama interview to the memoirs of the wives of US ...
By Daniel Bertaux, Anna Rotkirch, Paul Thompson
July 20, 2015
For a period of over seventy years after the 1917 revolutions in Russia, talking about the past, either political or personal, became dangerous. The new policy of glasnost at the end of the 1980s resulted in a flood of reminiscence, almost nightly on television and more formally collected by new ...
By T.G. Ashplant, Graham Dawson, Michael Roper
May 07, 2015
War memory and commemoration have had increasingly high profiles in public and academic debates in recent years. This volume examines some of the social changes which have led to this development, among them the passing of the two World Wars from survivor into cultural memory. Focusing on the ...
By Barbara Miller
December 22, 2014
Analysing Stasi files and interviews with one time informers, the author examines the confrontation with this legacy in united Germany. She discusses the daily machinations of the state and the motivation and justification of being an informer....
By With Graham Dawson, Kim Lacy Rogers, Selma Leydesdorff
December 22, 2014
In this volume leading academics explore the relationship between the experiences of terror and helplessness, the way in which survivors remember and the representation of these memories in the language and form of their life stories....
By Matthew Campbell, Jaqueline M. Labbe, Sally Shuttleworth
April 09, 2014
Ranging historically from the French Revolution to the beginnings of Modernism, this book examines the significance of memory in an era of furious social change. Through an examination of literature, history and science the authors explore the theme of memory as a tool of social progression. This ...
By Katharine Hodgkin, Susannah Radstone
March 31, 2014
This inter-disciplinary volume demonstrates, from a range of perspectives, the complex cultural work and struggles over meaning that lie at the heart of what we call memory. In the last decade, a focus on memory in the human sciences has encouraged new approaches to the study of the past. As the ...
By Mary Chamberlain, Paul Thompson
February 14, 2014
Any life story, whether a written autobiography or an oral testimony, is shaped not only by the reworkings of experience through memory and re-evaluation, but also art. Any communication has to use shared conventions not only of language itself but also the more complex expectations of 'genre': of ...
By Junko Sakai
October 12, 2012
The globalisation of the present day world economy means that more and more people are experiencing different cultures through their work. Focusing on the real experiences of workers in Japanese transnational finance companies, this book not only throws light on this specific case, but at the same ...
By Stephen Hussey, Paul Thompson
April 10, 2012
This book examines the roots of contemporary environmental consciousness and action in terms of both popular experience and tradition. A wide range of geographical and thematic case-studies explore the myth, tradition and collective memory that shape our environmental thought. Containing a wealth ...
By Richard Cándida Smith
November 25, 2011
This book investigates the role that the visual and performing arts play in our experience and understanding of the past. Expanding upon longstanding concerns in cultural history about the relation of text and image, the book highlights the distinction between enactive and cognitive memory and the ...