Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 17, 2017
Collective Memory and Cultural Amnesia

Diemer, Ulli
Date Written:  2017-12-17
Publisher:  Connexions
Year Published:  2017
Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX21803

Our society is obsessed with the short-term present. It devalues memory and the past. But there are those who do remember, and who work to preserve and share our collective memory. But they have to contend with those of us who see historical memory as a way of contributing to the struggle for a different world. For us, knowledge of history is subversive, and remembering can be a form of resistance.



Collective Memory and Cultural Amnesia

Topic of the week: Collective Memory

This week on Connexions.org:
Bhopal's Fight for Memory
A Century Later, Namibia Demands Justice From Germany for Its First Holocaust
Sherpur: big sacrifice, short memory
Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen
Journalism, History and War: Sit, Type and Bleed
The Case for Grassroots Archives

Website of the week: Seeds of Fire

Book of the week: Memory of Fire, by Eduardo Galeano

Film of the week: Nostalgia de la luz (Nostalgia for the Light), By Patricio Guzman

Organizing: Tears of Solidarity

People's History: The Nine-Hour Movement: How civil disobedience made unions legal

From the Archives: Bogota's bibliophile trash collector who rescues books

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