The authors present a new, fascinating insight into the social psychology of experience drawing upon a number of classic works (particularly by Frederick Bartlett, Maurice Halbwachs & Henri Bergson) to help develop their argument. The significance of their ideas for developing a contemporary psychology of experience is illustrated with material from studies focused on settings at home and at work, in public and commercial organizations where remembering and forgetting are matters of concern, involving language and text based communication, objects and place.
As their argument unfolds, the authors reveal that memories do not solely reside in a linear passage of time, linking past, present and future, nor do they solely rest within the indidvidual's conciousness, but that memory sits at the very heart of 'lived experience'; whether collective or individual, the vehicle for how we remember or forget is linked to social interaction, object interaction and the different durations of living that we all have. It is very much connected to the social psychology of experience.
This book is written for advanced undergraduate, masters and doctoral students in social psychology. However, it will also be of particular value on courses that deal with conceptual and historical issues in psychology (in cognate disciplines as well) and supplmentary reading in cognitive science.
|Memory in the Social Sciences|
|Maurice Halbwachs on Memory|
|Henri Bergson on Memory|
|Interactional Organization of Remembering and Forgetting|
|Succession and Change in Communicative Action|
|Implacement, Incorporation and Habit in Zones of Personal Relations|
|Mediating, Displacing and Stabilizing the Past in Objects|
|Infrastructures in Remembering and Forgetting|
|Spatializing the Individual in the Mass|
|Intersecting Durations in Making Lives Matter|
|Dynamics of Remembering and Forgetting|