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2014-2015 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ANT 344 - Cultures of Memory

Credits 3
Explores how shared understandings of the past are created and continually shaped by the politics of the present. Students investigate how collective memories are fashioned in various sites such as movies, memorials, museums, schools, family stories and how they continually shape what we do, think, and feel. A key question is why some aspects of a nation’s past are celebrated and widely known, while others are ignored or actively repressed. Case studies include controversial events in the national histories of different countries around the world. Cross-listed with SOC 344