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The revival of curiosity in collective cultural thoughts because the Nineteen Eighties has been a surely worldwide phenomenon. Cultural thoughts may be outlined because the social structures of the prior that permit participants and teams to orient themselves in time and area. The research of cultural stories has necessitated an interdisciplinary point of view, notwithstanding geographical questions about the areas, areas, and landscapes of reminiscence have obtained a distinct importance. The essays during this quantity, written by way of best anthropologists, geographers, historians, and psychologists, open quite a number new interpretations of the formation and improvement of cultural stories from precedent days to the current day. the amount is split into 5 interconnected sections. the 1st part outlines the theoretical issues that experience formed contemporary debates approximately cultural reminiscence. the second one part offers specified case stories of 3 key topics: the founding myths of the countryside, the contestation of nationwide collective stories in periods of civil warfare, and the oral traditions that circulate past nationwide narrative. The 3rd part examines the function of worldwide War II as a pivotal episode in an rising eu cultural reminiscence. The fourth part specializes in cultural stories in postcolonial contexts past Europe. The 5th and ultimate part extends the research of cultural reminiscence again into premodern tribal and nomadic societies.

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