How many types of forgetting? Comments on Connerton (2008)

Ineke Wessel*, Michelle L. Moulds

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In his Memory Studies article 'Seven Types of Forgetting', Connerton argues that forgetting on a cultural level is not a unitary phenomenon and that at least seven distinct types can be distinguished. In this commentary, we explore the potential utility of an alternative conceptualization from a psychology perspective. More specifically, we consider how a theoretical framework on individual autobiographical memory may be employed as a metaphor for exploring Connerton's ideas about the forgetting of cultural groups. This metaphor concentrates on commonalities rather than differences between the types of forgetting proposed.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)287-294
Aantal pagina's8
TijdschriftMemory Studies
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusPublished - sep-2008

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