Memory, it seems, provides us with the capacity for experiencing where we are in the temporal flow; it is our sense of where we belong, and how we relate and connect to others. As such, it provides us with the comfort of the familiar.
Yet, at the same time, the fact that memory can undo our present sense of time and place, and thus remind us that we live also with the past, means that it is also often discomfiting and strange.
From a socio-cultural perspective to grasp the centrality of memory to human life, and by extension to our contemporary world, is to understand how we are both at home in the world and estranged from it.
192 pagesPaperbackISBN: 978178023178515 illustrations July 2013
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