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Some Functions of Collective Forgetting

Paul Connerton

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Coerced forgetting — forgetting as repressive erasure — has been a hallmark of many of the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century. However, the act of forgetting is not always negative. This ... More


The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby: Volume I: Ascent, 1799–1851

Angus Hawkins

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199570911
eISBN:
9780191702068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570911.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This book gives a full biography of the 14th Earl of Derby — the first British statesman to become prime minister three times, and the longest serving party leader in modern British party politics. ... More


EXPANDING OUR STORIES: EXPANDING OUR STORIES: THE MYSTERY OF MEMORY

William L Randall and A. Elizabeth McKim

in Reading Our Lives: The poetics of growing old

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195306873
eISBN:
9780199894062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306873.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the infinite complexity of autobiographical memory and yet its utter necessity for constructing a viable sense of the self, i.e., a strong self-story. Like a literary text, ... More


The New Desire of the Inner Man

J. Warren Smith

in Christian Grace and Pagan Virtue: The Theological Foundation of Ambrose’s Ethics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195369939
eISBN:
9780199893362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369939.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Building on the Christological and pneumatological foundations of baptism developed in Chapter 6, Chapter 7 explores Ambrose’s understanding of the actual change in the moral character of the ... More


Comparing Cultures of Commemoration in Ancient and Modern Societies

POLLY LOW and GRAHAM OLIVER

in Cultures of Commemoration: War Memorials, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264669
eISBN:
9780191753985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264669.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter surveys recent and current trends in the study of memory and commemoration, and also outlines the themes explored in the rest of the book: the forms of monuments, and the ... More


Memory Consolidation

Howard Eichenbaum and Neal J. Cohen

in From Conditioning to Conscious Recollection: Memory systems of the brain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195178043
eISBN:
9780199871223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178043.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Memory consolidation is the hypothetical process by which new memories transition from an initially labile state to become permanently fixed in long term storage. Evidence for consolidation of ... More


Literary Impressionism and Impressionist Autobiographies: Henry James, Joseph Conrad, and Ford Madox Ford

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This shorter chapter is really a coda to the first half of the book, arguing that an alternative contemporary response to the disturbance in life‐writing is represented by the impressionist ... More


In Defense of the Causal Theory of Memory

Sven Bernecker

in Memory: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577569
eISBN:
9780191722820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577569.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The interpretations of the memory connection proposed in the literature fall into three categories: the evidential retention theory, the simple retention theory, and the causal retention theory. This ... More


History, Memory, and the Invention of Tradition

Judith Lieu

in Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262892
eISBN:
9780191602818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262896.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The ‘invention’ of a past, an acknowledged feature in the construction of identity, can be illustrated by Graeco-Roman and Jewish writings. Conflicting claims to, and re-writings of, the same history ... More


Remembrance

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0037
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Man is in the world and opposite it. Accepting submission, which is the way of existence of that opposite world, means the confirmation of the human nature of the created one. And that nature demands ... More


White Woman That Passion Has Worn: Olivia Shakespear

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 1 shows that some of the best poems in Yeats's first great collection, The Wind Among the Reeds (1899), were written to Olivia Shakespear, his first lover, and reflect his association of ... More


Introduction

Ann Rigney

in The Afterlives of Walter Scott: Memory on the Move

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644018
eISBN:
9780191738784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644018.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Introduction outlines the cultural significance of Scott’s work from the perspective of recent discussions in the field of cultural memory studies particularly as these relate to the relationship ... More


The Forgotten Population: A Look at Death Row in the United States through the Experiences of Women

Capital Punishment Project, Women’s Rights Project, National Prison Project, National Criminal Justice Program, and the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0061
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Since 1973, 148 women have been sentenced to death in the United States. As of December 2004, there were 50 women on death row. According to a report entitled “The Forgotten Population,” women's ... More


‘Forgotten Benefactors’: The Dictionary of National Biography

Juliette Atkinson

in Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The final chapter considers the crowning achievement of Victorian biography: the Dictionary of National Biography. The chapter stresses the divergent biographical interests of the DNB's editors, ... More


How Smart Forgetting Helps Heuristic Inference

Lael J. Schooler, Ralph Hertwig, and Stefan M. Herzog

in Ecological Rationality: Intelligence in the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195315448
eISBN:
9780199932429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315448.003.0039
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

Theorists ranging from William James (1890) to some contemporary psychologists have argued that forgetting is the key to proper functioning of memory. The authors elaborate on the notion of ... More


Forgotten Men and Fallen Women: The Cultural Politics of New Deal Narratives

Holly Allen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453571
eISBN:
9780801455841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453571.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the Great Depression and into the war years, the Roosevelt administration sought to transform the political, institutional, and social contours of the United States. One result of the New Deal ... More


Popular recreations

Emma Griffin

in England's Revelry: A History of Popular Sports and Pastimes, 1660-1830

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263211
eISBN:
9780191734427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263211.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the various qualities of popular recreations, such as being events of intrinsic historical interest and occasional moments of release or reversal. It illustrates some of the ... More


Memory and Its Uses in Judaism and Christianity in the Early Roman Empire: The Portrayal of Abraham

Martin Goodman

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Jews and Christians referred to the biblical past as one of divine authority that was not to be changed. Changes were disguised by reinterpreting the past and by selective forgetting. This chapter ... More


Memory and Jury Deliberation: The Benefits and Costs of Collective Remembering

William Hirst, Alin Coman, and Charles B. Stone

in Memory and Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199920754
eISBN:
9780199950133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199920754.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Forensic Psychology

Although psychology has intensely studied both eyewitness testimony and jury decision-making, there has only been minimal research on the efforts jury members make during deliberation to collectively ... More


Realizing the Potential of Instructions to Disregard

Linda J. Demaine

in Memory and Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199920754
eISBN:
9780199950133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199920754.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Forensic Psychology

The chapter addresses a longstanding issue of import to the courts—what instructions to disregard trial judges should issue when jurors are exposed to unfairly prejudicial inadmissible evidence. ... More


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