21A.119 Memory, Culture, and Forgetting


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Introduces scholarly debates about the sociocultural practices through which individuals and societies create, sustain, recall, and erase memories. Emphasis is given to the history of knowledge, construction of memory, the role of authorities in shaping memory, and how societies decide on whose versions of memory are more "truthful" and "real." Other topics include how memory works in the human brain, memory and trauma, amnesia, memory practices in the sciences, false memory, sites of memory, and the commodification of memory. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

21A.119 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by M. Buyandelger.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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