How Modernity Forgets
Provides an insight into how modern society and contemporary living affects our ability to remember things.
Paperback, 156 pages
Published July 30th 2009 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 2009)
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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