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Family, Memory, and Identity: An Introduction

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This article introduces a special issue on “family, memory, and identity.” Beginning with a survey of previous research in this area, especially exploring family as a site for collective memory, and the ways that family memory work shapes national histories, it introduces the contribution made by this special issue to our understanding of how family memory and national memory intertwine in the production of individual identity. Highlighting the key findings of the special issue, it particularly notes how family history research has the potential to challenge and reform national memory, and in doing so allows for rich and complex rethinkings of the past for both historians and members of the public.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Family History
Volume46
Issue1
Pages (from-to)3-12
Number of pages10
ISSN0363-1990
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021
EventAIAS Symposium: Family, Memory and Identity - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 23 May 201824 May 2018
http://aias.au.dk/events/aias-symposium-family-memory-and-identity/

Conference

ConferenceAIAS Symposium: Family, Memory and Identity
CountryDenmark
CityAarhus
Period23/05/201824/05/2018
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    Research areas

  • family, genealogy, identity, inheritance, memory

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