By Jeffrey Andrew Barash
Crucial to Barash’s research is a glance on the radical variations that the symbolic configurations of collective reminiscence have gone through with the increase of latest applied sciences of mass communique. He provocatively demonstrates how such applied sciences’ capability to simulate direct experience—especially through the image—actually makes extra palpable collective memory’s boundaries and the opacity of the history, which continually lies past the achieve of dwelling reminiscence. Thwarting skepticism, notwithstanding, he finally seems to be to literature—specifically writers reminiscent of Marcel Proust, Walter Scott, and W. G. Sebald—to discover sophisticated nuances of temporality that will supply inconspicuous trademarks of a previous old reality.
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Collective Memory and the Historical Past by Jeffrey Andrew Barash