Memory and meaning : individual and social aspects of memory narratives

HUNT, Nigel and MCHALE, Sue (2007). Memory and meaning : individual and social aspects of memory narratives. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 13 (1), 42-58.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15325020701296851
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    Abstract

    Memory is critical to an understanding of traumatic stress, but most research has focused on individual traumatic memories and not accounted for broader social and cultural memories. The present theoretical article focuses on memory and meaning, and the clinical implications of this, demonstrating that an understanding of traumatic memory requires an understanding of the impact of both individual narrative and societal discourse. Without meaning, memory is nothing. This applies equally to traumatic memory. This position is discussed in relation to the study of aging war veterans, their traumatic memories, and the development of narratives to explain difficult past life events.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Psychology Research Group
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/15325020701296851
    Page Range: 42-58
    Depositing User: Sam Wharam
    Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2012 08:44
    Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 08:44
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6201

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