Publié le April 25, 2024 | Updated on April 25, 2024

Brady Wagoner : Memory in the Wild

Venturing out of the laboratory into the wild of natural settings, it becomes untenable to locate memory strictly in the head. Instead, memory appears as a materially extended and socially distributed process, embedded within culture and history. This book explores the complex relations between practices of remembering and the settings in which they are enacted. It advances a novel set of concepts developed from ecological, cognitive, cultural and narrative currents in psychology and further afield to analyze (1) trajectories of autobiographical remembering, (2) the relation between individual and collective memory, (3) memory and cultural transmission, as well as (4) various methodological techniques to investigate memory in the wild.

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    Brady Wagoner completed his doctorate in social and political sciences at the University of Cambridge and is now Full Professor at Aalborg University and Oslo New University College. He publishes on memory studies, the history of psychology, cultural psychology, political psychology, and social change. His recent books include The Constructive Mind: Bartlett’s Psychology in Reconstruction (CUP, 2017) and The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Memory (OUP, 2018). He has received a number of prestigious awards, including the Humboldt Prize in 2021.
    He was a 2019 and 2021 Collegium de Lyon Fellow.