How Modernity Forgets
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

How Modernity Forgets

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Why are we sometimes unable to remember events, places and objects? This concise overview explores the concept of 'forgetting', and how modern society affects our ability to remember things. It takes ideas from Francis Yates classic work, The Art of Memory, which viewed memory as being dependent on stability, and argues that today's world is full of change, making 'forgett...more
Paperback, 149 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Cambridge University Press (first published 2009)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about How Modernity Forgets, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about How Modernity Forgets

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 50)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Gizem Kendik
Selamlar Paul,

Bana bir şeyi de tüketim ve tüketim çeşitliliğine bağlamayan birilerini verin ya, Paul’u değil.

Müsaade varsa şuraya bir özet bırakıyorum.

Anıtlar ile unutkanlık arasındaki ilişki karşılıklıdır: unutma tehlikesi anıtların inşa edilmesine, anıtlar ise unutkanlığa yol açar. Hatırlanmak istenen şeyi bir anıt biçimine sokmak hatırlama yükümlülüğünden kurtulmak içinse; bunun sebebi, anıtlar yalnızca bazı şeylerin hatırlanmasına izin verirken, bir çeşit ayrımcılıkla diğerlerinin de unutul...more
Malcolm
Connerton’s earlier book, the marvellous How Societies Remember , was one of those annoying small but packed-full-of-ideas books that took off in academic circles in the 1990s with its focus on the small, the mundane, the banal and the ordinary as well as the large and the spectacular as markers and makers of social memory. About 20 years later along came How Modernity Forgets, similarly packed full of ideas and squeezed into a svelte title. Connerton doesn’t so much argue that modernity forgets...more
T.francis
T.francis marked it as to-read
Aug 26, 2014
Gulay
Gulay is currently reading it
Aug 19, 2014
Isaac Muscanto
Isaac Muscanto marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2014
Bahar Karakaş
Bahar Karakaş marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2014
Aj
Aj is currently reading it
Aug 31, 2014
Sigita
Sigita is currently reading it
May 30, 2014
Amid
Amid marked it as to-read
Feb 23, 2014
Mehmet Ali Aytekin
Mehmet Ali Aytekin marked it as to-read
Feb 20, 2014
Sensibly Catholic
Sensibly Catholic marked it as to-read
Nov 12, 2013
Mark Hundley
Mark Hundley is currently reading it
Sep 14, 2013
Zahrah
Zahrah marked it as to-read
Aug 31, 2013
Madyha Leghari
Madyha Leghari marked it as to-read
Jul 24, 2013
Cottoncore
Cottoncore marked it as to-read
May 31, 2013
Beste Bal
Beste Bal marked it as to-read
May 21, 2013
Werlen
Werlen marked it as to-read
May 06, 2013
Alice
Alice marked it as to-read
May 06, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
How Societies Remember Critical Sociology Come la modernità dimentica The Spirit of Mourning: History, Memory and the Body The Tragedy of Enlightenment: An Essay on the Frankfurt School (Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics)

Share This Book