The Memory of the Modern (Paperback)
  • The Memory of the Modern (Paperback)
zoom

The Memory of the Modern (Paperback)

(author)
£55.00
Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 12/09/1996
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
A multidisciplinary work, Memory of the Modern examines stock markets, tango dancers, vagabond murderers, neurology, monument destruction, and colonial policies to document how individuals and institutions shaped memory in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Wonderfully written, the book studies these diverse "memory-sites" to show how memory and history are fought over, shaped, and put to personal and ideological use.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780195093650
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 411 g
Dimensions: 234 x 155 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The Memory of the Modern provides a striking and wide-ranging analysis of the character and the conflicted centrality of memory in the modern period. Matt Matsuda's book complements recent studies of the memory problem in its historical groundedness, its narrative liveliness, and its inventive sense of the breadth and variety of cultural material relevant to the understanding of memory's epochal complication. * Richard Terdiman, University of California, Santa Cruz *
Matt Matsuda has written a richly suggestive work of cultural history. The Memory of the Modern is original, provocative and a pleasure to read. * Michael S. Roth, Director, European Studies, Claremont Graduate School *
...enchantingly evocative and intellectually challenging....Matsuda's masterpiece is destined to help us comprehend our present by helping us apprehend our past. * Narasingha Sil *
I believe that Matsuda has made an important contribution to both urban and social history, and one which will be of importance in the coming decades to Western scholars, whose research is bound to be characterized by increaingly urbanized social structures and, therefore, by policies and perspectives which depend on these structures....All of his work, including this book, should have an important place on library shelves and in the collections of scholars in modern French history. * Libraries and Culture *
The book makes a provocative contribution to the scholarly literature on the anxieties that beset French and European culture in the half-century that preceded 1914...Matsuda brings together diverse elements of high and low culture, old traditions and new technological innovations, and finds significant connections among them. * American Historical Review *

You may also be interested in...

The Debate on the American Civil War Era
Added to basket
The Undivided Past
Added to basket
Reappraisals
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
A Concise Companion to History
Added to basket
Dead Certainties
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
What is History Now?
Added to basket
The Landscape of History
Added to basket
History: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Tacitus
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Theatres of Memory
Added to basket
1066
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.